The Indian Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 85, Issue 9, pp 757–762 | Cite as

Asthma Management in the Era of Smart-Medicine: Devices, Gadgets, Apps and Telemedicine

  • Umakanth Katwa
  • Estefania Rivera
Review Article


Asthma is the most common chronic pediatric condition. Effective asthma management requires a proactive and inclusive approach that controls the patient’s symptoms and prevents recurrence of exacerbations. Clinicians should encourage patients to become involved in their management since self-management approaches have proven to be an effective means for chronic illness treatment. Novel forms of self-monitoring and management are technological interventions. In the last decade, novel technology has been developed and used to improve asthma control since it is a powerful agent that addresses a variety of challenges in chronic disease management such as education, communication and adherence. A myriad of technology-based strategies are available although many of these are not evidence based and further studies are needed to evaluate their efficacy in specific asthma-control endpoints. Herein, authors present a review of current and future technology-based options for asthma management and a comparison between them.


Asthma management Wearable devices Telemedicine Developing technology 



UK: Conceptualized the manuscript, literature review, editing and will act as guarantor for this paper; ER: Literature review, write up and editing.

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Conflict of Interest



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© Dr. K C Chaudhuri Foundation 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Pulmonary and Respiratory Diseases, Boston Children’s HospitalHarvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA

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