Device alerts parents to asthma attacks

AEvice Health co-founders Adrian Ang and Ser Wee, and clinical adviser Daniel Goh. The firm's device (above) can be stuck on a child's chest to track asthma symptoms and alerts parents to an asthma attack.
AEvice Health co-founders Adrian Ang and Ser Wee, and clinical adviser Daniel Goh. The firm's device (above) can be stuck on a child's chest to track asthma symptoms and alerts parents to an asthma attack. ST PHOTO: KHALID BABA
AEvice Health co-founders Adrian Ang (above) and Ser Wee, and clinical adviser Daniel Goh. The firm's device can be stuck on a child's chest to track asthma symptoms and alerts parents to an asthma attack.
AEvice Health co-founders Adrian Ang (above) and Ser Wee, and clinical adviser Daniel Goh. The firm's device can be stuck on a child's chest to track asthma symptoms and alerts parents to an asthma attack. ST PHOTO: KHALID BABA
AEvice Health co-founders Adrian Ang and Ser Wee (above), and clinical adviser Daniel Goh. The firm's device can be stuck on a child's chest to track asthma symptoms and alerts parents to an asthma attack.
AEvice Health co-founders Adrian Ang and Ser Wee (above), and clinical adviser Daniel Goh. The firm's device can be stuck on a child's chest to track asthma symptoms and alerts parents to an asthma attack. ST PHOTO: KHALID BABA
AEvice Health co-founders Adrian Ang and Ser Wee, and clinical adviser Daniel Goh (above). The firm's device can be stuck on a child's chest to track asthma symptoms and alerts parents to an asthma attack.
AEvice Health co-founders Adrian Ang and Ser Wee, and clinical adviser Daniel Goh (above). The firm's device can be stuck on a child's chest to track asthma symptoms and alerts parents to an asthma attack. ST PHOTO: KHALID BABA
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Since her 10-year-old son Amal was diagnosed with asthma three years ago, Madam Ida Supardi has been looking for a more accurate way to predict an asthma attack.

The housewife now relies on putting her ear to his chest to listen to his breathing, and also bought an oximeter last year, which measures oxygen levels in the blood.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 10, 2018, with the headline Device alerts parents to asthma attacks. Subscribe