Wearables help prevent asthma attacks

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Asthma affects over 24 million Americans, many of whom suffer from debilitating attacks. These are usually brought on by environmental factors such as bad air quality or humidity, and while sufferers can often sense an impending attack, sometimes it is too late to prevent it. Now, the Health and Environmental Tracker system — HET — created by researchers at North Carolina State University’s Assist Center, is a wearable system that monitors the user’s surroundings and personal condition to predict asthma attacks in time to avert them.

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