RespiTech team and collaborators awarded $250,000 in Google Impact Challenge: Changing the way we monitor respiratory disease.

Woolcock and partners to develop innovative mobile health technologies. 

Woolcock and partners to develop innovative mobile health technologies. 

Members of the Respiratory Technology team, allergy and epidemiology groups at the Woolock Institute of Medical Research have been awarded $250,000 as finalists in the Google Impact Challenge.

The project is a partnership between the Asthma Foundation NSW, Woolcock and BCG Digital Ventures. Via the Google grant, Asthmatics could soon have an app at their fingertips to predict and prevent their next attack thanks to smartphone technology. The app in development would give users quick and easy access to real-time air quality data from pollen, bush fire smoke, air pollution and other sources known to be troublesome for people with asthma as well as provide the framework for novel wearable devices that can track our well being.

The Woolcock team leaders on the project are Dr. Paul Young (Respiratory Technology), Dr. Euan Tovey (Allergen & Upper Airways) and Dr. Brett Tolle (Respiratory and Environmental Epidemiology).

to learn more about our vision you can watch the video here and learn more via our press release here.