ADAMM is about the size of a hockey puck. It uses an adhesive to stick to the the front or back of your torso, kind of like a nicotine patch. Unlike a nicotine patch, however, it might just save your life.
ADAMM stands for Automated Device for Asthma Monitoring and Management. It was invented by Health Care Originals and its prototype premiered at CES 2016 (Consumer Electronics Show) last week. ADAMM monitors its wearer’s breathing, coughing, and heart rate to predict when an asthma attack might occur. If one seems likely, it messages the wearer through a mobile app so the wearer can take the proper steps, such as taking their asthma medication, to avoid an attack. If the wearer is a child, ADAMM can text the warning to their parent or guardian.
In addition, the app can send medication reminders to its user and track the user’s stats over time to see if there are any important trends. The users can share this information with their doctor if they so choose. At night, ADAMM is taken off to recharge. It then listens to its user’s breathing to monitor for any breathing difficulty.
Ran Gao, co-founder of Health Care Originals, feels the device will be particularly useful to children who aren’t always disciplined enough to take their medication and can’t always sense an upcoming asthma flare up.
Currently, Health Care Originals is seeking FDA approval for ADAMM. They hope to launch the device commercially later this year.