Health Apps Primed to Save Lives
A new app is helping Aussies diagnose illness early just by listening to the sounds of their cough. What a great idea! #9Today pic.twitter.com/tuur4J4O1g— The Today Show (@TheTodayShow) June 6, 2019
Cardio Respiratory Sleep (CRS) is partnering with ResApp Health to develop SnoreApp for smartphones to aid in the detection of obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). This is a condition that causes sufferers to snore and to stop breathing, often hundreds of times a night, resulting in poor quality sleep. OSA can be a debilitating condition, impacting not only the individual and their partner’s quality of life, but potentially leading to other life-threatening conditions such as cardiovascular disease, obesity and stroke.
ResApp Health has recently announced another product in this space, an app to assist in the diagnosis of respiratory diseases such as asthma and bronchiolitis from the distinctive cough they produce and completion of a series of questions. The results can help guide GPs in their decisions on testing and management of patients. The company is currently awaiting regulatory approval before making the app generally available.
Further information on the development of SnoreApp is available here