Technology.am (Apr. 11, 2009) —David Van Sickle, a scholar in the Department of Population Health Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison will soon able to track repeated asthma attack outbreaks.
David is working with students in the biomedical engineering program to create an asthma inhaler with a built-in GPS receiver.
David wants to map out danger zones that could be life-threatening to those stricken with the lung disease. He has already mapped out: “rescue inhalers” that will pinpoint the location of each asthmatic attack and cross-reference it with other devices, attempting to detect new locations and trends that previously flew under the radar undetected by asthma researchers. Sickle visualizes a time when his technology can help researchers to discover exactly why people suffer from asthma.