Crowdsourcing Data to Research Pediatric Asthma

In development: a database that aggregates information on air quality and pediatric asthma. “A team of University of Utah researchers has received a $5.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering to develop an informatics platform that will make it possible to crowdsource scientific data and, eventually, pinpoint the cause of a child’s wheezing…. [Julio] Facelli, along with co-principal investigator Kathy Sward, Ph.D., R.N., associate professor of biomedical informatics research at the College of Nursing, is leading teams to create an Internet-based ‘infrastructure’ that will enable kids with asthma, parents, doctors and researchers to feed real-time information into a comprehensive database.”

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