Summer Show 2019 Dyson School of Design Engineering


A wearable device that aims to improve quality of life for asthma sufferers by taking the guesswork out of trigger diagnosis.

Medical AI Human-centred design

By Anna Bernbaum

Afflo is an AI-enabled wearable monitor to track and record asthmatic symptoms and triggers. Respiratory audio signals are collected through a microphone mounted on the patients chest in the Afflo Wearable. Environmental information is collected through a sensor bundle, the Afflo Pod. These two streams of data are analysed using Artificial Intelligence to make predictions about each patient’s personal triggers. This is presented back to the user through the Afflo Mobile Application, allowing them to make decisions to minimise their asthmatic symptoms. This end-to-end system takes the guesswork out of trigger diagnosis.

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