Childhood asthma occurs when certain triggers inflame the lungs and airways, making it challenging to breathe. It affects 7 million children (almost 10%) in the United States and is listed as one of the leading causes of emergency department visits.
The Health for America fellows organized #GamifyAsthma, a hackathon-style design challenge that generated prototypes of games intended to help children better manage asthma.
They also conceptualized a device intended to improve medication delivery for children with asthma, and produced a paper documenting the outcomes of their fellowship.
Partnered with accerlerator XLerate Health
Visited Oakland’s and DC’s Childrens Hospitals
Experienced a workshop at IDEO on childhood asthma
Abena Dakwahene, Glenn L. Means III, and Miki Lendenmann. Learn more about the team on our Alumni page.