[lin_video src=http://eplayer.clipsyndicate.com/embed/player.js?aspect_ratio=16×9&auto_next=1&auto_start=0&div_id=videoplayer-1365634044&height=480&page_count=5&pf_id=9624&show_title=1&va_id=4013048&width=640&windows=2 service=syndicaster width=640 height=480 div_id=videoplayer-1365634044 type=script]BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — A new asthma inhaler is giving doctors the ability to create a more accurate treatment plan.
The disease affects 25 million adults and 8 million children nationwide.
The new inhaler went through a cyclical trial period in which a wireless sensor sits on top of a regular inhaler.
When a patient takes a puff, a map displays when and where the inhaler was used and records the amount of medication used.
The device sends the information to a doctor.
Researchers hope the inhaler will help them determine which areas of the country are hot spots for asthma sufferers. They hope that information will help them minimize contact triggers.
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