Vote for “Slimme App voor Adem”


General practitioner and researcher Erik Bischoff of the Department of Primary and Community Care, theme Infectious diseases and global health, has been nominated for the ‘Medical Inspirator Award 2017’ with his project ‘Een Slimme App voor Adem’.
You can help this project to win the award by voting for ‘Een Slimme App voor Adem’ at When you have more than one email account, you can vote more than once.

At you can also view a short video that shows why this project should win.




General practitioner and researcher Erik Bischoff: “An exacerbation or symptom worsening is a major problem for patients with COPD. These patients already suffer from daily symptoms such as dyspnoea, cough and sputum, but when these symptoms aggravate, for example by viruses or bacteria, they are at a high risk for hospital admission if not treated timely. Yet, patients find it difficult to recognise the worsening timely and to react appropriately. That’s why, we have developed a smart application to support COPD patients at home with early detection and treatment of COPD exacerbations. The application on the smartphone collects information on symptoms and objective parameters by questions and biofeedback. With this information it predicts the risk of an exacerbation in a very early stage and it provides the patient with personalised treatment advices without the interference of a healthcare professional.”

The ‘Slimme App voor Adem’ has been developed, validated, and evaluated in a close collaboration between RIHS researchers of the Depts. of Primary and Community Care, Pulmonary Diseases, and Medical Psychology, patients with COPD and researchers of the Institute for Computing and Information Sciences of the Radboud University.



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