publication . Article . 2016

Feasibility Study of Interactive Game Technologies to Improve Experience with Inhaler Spacer Devices in Young Children

Aslam, Tariq; Shakir, Savana; Murray, Clare;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2016 Journal: Pulmonary Therapy, volume 2, pages 189-197 (issn: 2364-1754, eissn: 2364-1746, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Springer Nature
  • Country: Switzerland
Abstract
Introduction<br/><br/>The correct use of inhaler devices with facemasks and spacers in young children can be difficult for both children and parents, resulting in distress for both, poor adherence and ineffective drug delivery. The aim of this study was to develop and assess the utility and impact of an interactive electronic game designed to improve the experience of spacer devices in young asthmatic children.<br/><br/>Methods<br/><br/>The Respiratory Aid For Inhaler (RAFIhaler) technology consists of a smartphone mounted on a metered dose inhaler with a valved holding chamber device (spacer) and connected to an electronic sensor adjacent to the outflow valve o...
Subjects
free text keywords: Inhaler, Physical therapy, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, business.industry, business, Asthma, medicine.disease, Medical physics, Distress, Inhaler spacer, Quality of Life Research
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publication . Article . 2016

Feasibility Study of Interactive Game Technologies to Improve Experience with Inhaler Spacer Devices in Young Children

Aslam, Tariq; Shakir, Savana; Murray, Clare;