ASELEN, an IoT- Based Asthma Monitoring and Therapy Tool

ASELEN photo demonstrated by Model

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) have caused major health problems globally, causing more than 40 million deaths worldwide in one year. Asthma is a major non-communicable disease (NCD), affecting both children and adults.

Inflammation and narrowing of the small airways in the lungs causes asthma symptoms, which can include a combination of coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath and chest tightness. Asthma affected approximately 262 million people in 2019 and caused 455,000 deaths. Most asthma-related deaths occur in low- and lower-middle-income countries (WHO, 2022).

Based on this data, five Brawijaya University students consisting of Andhika Surya Rismanta (FT), Viery Sanjaya Aruan (FT), Ryandra Azka Ridho Fahrezi (FT), Raihan Herwildhan (FT), Michelle Christmerry Pyhanny (FK) under the guidance of Dr. Ir. Ponco Siwindarto, M.Eng,Sc along with dr. Thareq Barasabha, S.Ked., M.T. create a tool that can help patients with asthma to control their asthma well.

ASELEN (Asthma Electrical Necklace) or is known as an IoT-based monitoring and therapy tool for patients with asthma, consists of 3 prototypes, namely the first Necklace which contains: the mlx90614 sensor (for measuring body temperature) and the Grove clip heart rate sensor (measuring pulse) .

Second, masks. This mask is connected to a necklace using a cable, and this mask contains an scd40 sensor to measure CO2 levels.

Third, inhaler. Patients who are detected as alert by the monitoring device will immediately be directed to undergo therapy using an inhaler. This inhaler contains a mpu6040 sensor and a buzzer (the buzzer will light up when the patient uses the buzzer incorrectly)

“This tool has a procedure for use, so that patients do not need to have difficulty operating this tool and have a procedure for logging into the application,” said Andhika as team leader.

Viery hopes that the presence of this tool can help the government, especially in the health sector, in monitoring asthma patients remotely without the need to go to a health facility.

On that occasion, Dr.Ir. Ponco Siwindarto, M.Eng, Sc explained that for development and marketing potential, this tool has great potential for public interest. Considering that tools to treat this disease are still very difficult to find and the price is still very expensive.

“With this tool, it is hoped that it will make it easier for health workers to monitor people suffering from asthma in Indonesia and as a contribution from Brawijaya University in dealing with asthma emergencies in Indonesia today,” said Ponco.

ASELEN is funded by the Ministry of Education and Culture and Brawijaya University through the Student Creativity Program in the field of Creative Initiatives in 2023.

And this work has received an IPR (Intellectual Property Rights) certificate issued by DJKI (Directorate General of Intellectual Property). (*/OKY/UB PR/ Trans. Iir).