Young researchers create Azmo the Dragon Windows Phone app to help kids with asthma

Young researchers create Azmo the Dragon Windows Phone app to help kids with asthma
Microsoft's Imagine Cup 2011 is fully underway in New York City, and we already wrote about the Easy SMS app that helps illiterate people send text messages, which was among the finalists there. Now another very interesting appication for Windows Phone 7 emerged from the Imagine Cup finalists.

We've seen quite a bit of medical contraptions in the works that can be hooked to your smartphone for mobile diagnostics, including ones that involve body fluids and plug into your gizmo, as well as blood pressure monitors. "Azmo the Dragon", however, by the all-American Team Dragon, does something both diagnostically relevant, and entertaining at the same time, since the app is geared towards kids with asthma.

It is basically a spirometer connected to a Windows Phone device, where kids can breathe in and try to lift the dragon to fly around, while their lung capacity is being measured for diagnostics purposes. It's nice to see such apps are receiving support and encouragement, plus this innovative use of your smartphone proves once again that the possibilities for mobile app developers and consumers alike are endless.

source: HuffingtonPost via WPCentral



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