A study by Propeller Health, maker of digitally connected inhalers, and the City of Louisville, KY, has shown impressive results from a combination of digital technologies and community programs. The participants in the study achieved:
- 78% reduction in rescue inhaler use
- 48% improvement in symptom-free days
The hundreds of thousands of crowdsourced real-world data points on inhaler use, combined with environmental data, also informed municipal policy recommendations, including enhancing tree canopy, tree removal mitigation, zoning for air pollution emission buffers, recommended truck routes, and development of a community asthma notification system.
These are impressive results and are also published in Health Affairs so they have solid credentials.