The AIR Louisville program is centered around a small sensor that fits on top of an asthma inhaler. The sensor records the date and time when a person takes a dose from an inhaler. The device connects with an app to log the information. Having this record can help a person identify triggers and get better control of her symptoms.
Propeller Health makes the sensor and the app that powers AIR Louisville. Meredith Barrett is the company’s vice president for science and research. In this video clip, Meredith explains what the sensor does and how it helps people understand and control their asthma.
In June, we gathered several experts to talk about the goals of AIR Louisville. We wanted to answer these questions about the program:
- Why is asthma so bad in Louisville?
- How does the Propeller Health sensor work?
- What do doctors think about this new tool?
- Why would a person with asthma join the program?