Researchers at North Carolina State University created an integrated, connected device to help people who suffer from respiratory issues

Wearable devices can do more than monitor how many steps you take a day: an engineering research team at North Carolina State University is working on a smart wristband that could actually help predict asthma attacks.

The Health and Environmental Tracker (HET) is the idea from researchers for Advanced Self-Powered Systems of Integrated Sensors and Technologies (ASSIST). It is designed to predict asthma attacks through sensors and a spirometer, which patients breathe into a few times a day to track their lung status.

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