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Change in COPD patients' health metrics due to wildfire smoke

Sep 15, 2020 5:46:30 PM / by Pooneh Ghasvareh


Wildfire smoke has affected the Vancouver, Canada's air quality since September 8, 2020. We have patients with COPD and asthma that are at risk more than others. Our system can detect changes in the patients’ health parameters. As an example, you can see how the smoke has decreased the activity level and the blood oxygenation, and increased the resting heart rate of a COPD patient.

With the smoke in the air, he experienced a shortness of breath and as a result, he has used his inhalers more.


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