May is "National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month." It's a peak season for asthma and allergy sufferers. Technology has provided some help this season.
According to WebMD (provider of health information services) data, with soaring pollen counts stemming from blooming trees coupled with seasonal moisture and rain, many regions across the nation are experiencing their worst allergy season in the last 4 years. Here are two applications from WebMD.
The free WebMD Allergy app for iPhone and Android tracks allergy activity and provides users with personalized notifications that warn when allergen levels are high. The app also enables users to print their allergy report and share it with their doctors, fostering more informed discussions that lead to stronger outcomes and better patient health.
The WebMD Allergy Map provides allergy sufferers with personalized location-based allergy forecasts in combination with WebMD's trusted information, to help consumers proactively manage their allergies and their family's allergies.
So, now you know when and where allergies will attack. But what of relief? Below are a couple of gadgets that may help.
The Airocide Air Purifier has been named a Gold Edison Award Winner. The Edison Awards™ honor excellence in new product and service development, marketing, human-centered design and innovation.
The Airocide Air Purifier uses a patented bioconversion process to disassemble airborne pathogens at their molecular level, reducing those household pathogens that can trigger airborne illness and leaving nothing but crisp, clear air.
Then there is one you can control with your phone. The new Honeywell Bluetooth® Smart True HEPA Allergen Remover, only at Best Buy, is the first air purifier utilizing Bluetooth® technology to track local pollen counts via a free mobile app and auto-adjust its cleaning levels accordingly. This technology provides homeowners with insights into how their indoor air quality may be affected by outdoor allergens such as mold and pollen from trees, grasses and weeds. By utilizing the Allergen Alerts and Auto-set mode, users can customize their units to auto adjust cleaning level according to allergen levels in a specific zip code. The free companion mobile app is compatible with more recent Apple® iPhone®, iPad®, iPad Mini®, iPod Touch® and Android™ devices.
For more information on Honeywell air purifiers, visit HoneywellCleanAir.com or Facebook.com/HoneywellPluggedIn.