Four senior students from the CIT developed a web-based system called HelpMeBreathe.
The system’s objective is to help in better understanding environmental triggers of
asthma attacks in UAE at an individual level. HelpMeBreathe is a useful tool for assisting
decision makers, such as physicians, in making better decisions that are data driven
in order to manage asthma in the UAE. Moreover, the system warns asthma patients if
the weather in their area may cause any difficulty in breathing or could trigger an
asthma attack, thus giving them the ability to move away and control their asthma.
The students who developed the system are Alia Al rayssi, Mahra Al Marar, Alyazia
Alkhaili and Reem Al Dhaheri. They were supervised by Dr. Shayma Alkobaisi and Miss.
Hoda Amer. Their work resulted in a research paper that was published and presented
in the 9th International Conference on Health Informatics, Italy, June 2017.