Propeller Health, a digital health company developing solutions respiratory medicine has released the first ever API to provide local asthma conditions to anyone across the United States. The new service, Air by Propeller, is open and free to use that enables other individuals and organizations to use its local asthma condition calculations to improve the health of people with chronic respiratory disease.
Propeller has trained a machine learning model based on millions of days of anonymized data including where and when people experience asthma symptoms, and the environmental conditions at these times, to accurately predict when people’s breathing is likely to be impacted. Medication use data is captured from the Propeller platform.
Environmental data is pulled from local and national sources including:
Outdoor air pollutants from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):
– Particulate matter of 2.5 microns or smaller (PM2.5) and particulate matter of 10 microns or smaller (PM10)
– Nitrogen dioxide (NO2)
– Sulfur Dioxide (SO2)
Weather from National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA):
– Wind speed
The free set of tools for Air API range from an email or text subscription, to Alexa and Google Home integration, IFTTT Applets, or an embeddable Air Widget for other websites. Each application notifies people of asthma conditions in their area. Propeller hopes Air tools will inspire others to build applications from Air API so more people can become aware of local asthma conditions.
“We’re excited to release the first version of Air by Propeller, a set of services designed to enable a larger audience to help people with asthma,” said Greg Tracy, CTO, Propeller. “With the new infrastructure and services, people will be able to make use of Propeller’s analytics, which draw on the largest database of respiratory medication use, environmental exposures and conditions. We look forward to seeing how others build on this to change the experience of respiratory disease.”
Propeller will continue to roll out additional tools under Air in the coming months.