Google Impact Challenge - $250,000

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).