Asthma is a growing public health problem with an estimated 340 million diagnosed with asthma worldwide1.

Closer to home, around 2.7 million Australians (11% of the total population, or 1 in 9) have asthma, with the respiratory disease being responsible for approximately 400 deaths per year2.

A Deloitte Access Economics report highlighted that 45% of people living with asthma have poor control of their condition and that having asthma has an impact on an individual’s quality of life3.

GIVEN THAT ASTHMA CANNOT BE CURED, ATTEMPTS AT REDUCING COSTS AND THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF ASTHMA SHOULD FOCUS ON BETTER DISEASE MANAGEMENT1.

Introducing wheezo, asthma management in your hands.

wheezo is an innovative asthma management solution to assist asthma patients with the management of their condition, especially children and adolescents.

wheezo helps the user better understand their asthma by compiling crucial information about triggers, symptoms, medication usage and other events. It also provides quick and easy access to the user’s Asthma Action Plan.

The easy to use handheld device and eHealth app records and analyses breath sounds for the presence of wheeze, a typical symptom of asthma. wheezo can help people better manage and understand their asthma by eliminating guesswork and improving understanding of their condition.

ASTHMA CANNOT BE CURED BUT IT CAN BE CONTROLLED4

wheezo is an asthma management tool in your hands.

Having access to innovative technology for the management of asthma can improve health outcomes5.  wheezo may encourage and motivate people with asthma to self-manage their condition. It aims to assist patients with the management of their asthma symptoms, increasing awareness and knowledge of how asthma may affect them.

With user permissions, patients can easily share their data (wheeze recordings, symptoms, triggers, medication use) with their healthcare professionals to facilitate shared decision making.  wheezo assists patients with the self-management of their asthma in-between medical visits, extending care beyond the clinic.

wheezo helps to extend much needed asthma care beyond the clinic

The device and app make up a secure, cloud-based mobile eHealth platform that records wheeze and other clinically relevant asthma symptoms.

The platform provides patients, and those that have been granted account access, with timely and regular access to implement a patients’ Asthma Action Plan.