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Young adults often monitor their health with wearable devices, which could also be used to improve their ability to detect worsening asthma symptoms. UNC-Chapel Hill and NCSU researchers, including Michelle Hernandez, MD, and Delesha Carpenter, PhD, MSPH, have been awarded an NSF grant to study early asthma exacerbation detection through wearables developed by NCSU. Hernandez and Carpenter will analyze physiologic and behavioral data collected from wearable devices to determine whether an algorithm can be developed to predict an impending asthma exacerbation and loss of asthma control, and assess young adults preferences for using wearable devices to self-monitor their asthma in the long term in order to prevent exacerbations and, ultimately, improve their quality of life. Read more >>