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My Lung Health
Winner - Silver
Designer: Kimberly Im - UX Lead
Design Type: Concepts & Prototypes, Health Enhancement, Health Experience, Self-Care
Company / Organization / School: Samsung Research America
Team Members: Kimberly Im, Josh Richman, Ixabu Gonzalez, Matthieu Chaminade, Megan Gupta & Young Jang
My Lung Health is a research study app created by Samsung Research America’s Digital Health Lab in collaboration with the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine to detect asthma exacerbations along with changes in asthma control through mobile and wearable technology. Asthma monitoring is currently limited to patient symptom reporting and clinically observed changes in lung function. Surprisingly, in the current state of healthcare, we still rely on observations conducted by clinicians and unreliable patient reporting - potentially missing portions of the data. My Lung Health’s intuitive design reduces lengthy in-person pulmonary tests to quick tasks users can complete anywhere, relaying important health data to physicians to aid in determining the best course of treatment. By taking what has traditionally been an in-person clinical observation and redesigning it into an accurate remote data collection process, we’re also setting a new precedent for how researchers conduct studies in the field. The app acts as a model for studying health conditions that have previously only been observed in clinical settings. My Lung Health offers a revolutionary solution that could lead to improved treatment for millions with asthma worldwide and through its example has the potential to advance future research.