News & Updates
March 29, 2020
We have made Project Breathe app publicly available in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Whilst designed for a research project, our app may prove valuable to people with CF who seek to self monitor their health during this unprecedented time. Free on the app stores, download now and track wellness, cough frequency, temperature and weight. With connected sensors also monitor spirometry, oximetry, resting heart rate, activity and sleep. Tracking your health can add value when you attend a remote consultation with your clinician.
February 14, 2020
David reflects on the origins of Project Breathe in a Microsoft ‘Humans of IT’ blog. Read the blog here.
January 31, 2020
“Up until now, a visit to hospital has been the only way for a clinical team to monitor the health of people with CF. Not only is the process lengthy and exhausting, but there is potentially a lot of pressure riding on the appointment, too.”
Samantha Henman, Lead Cystic Fibrosis Nurse at Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
Read more from Samantha Henman, specialist CF nurse managing Project Breathe at Royal Papworth hospital
January 31, 2020
Hear what Project Breathe participant Kate Eveling thinks of Virtual Clincs
January 8, 2020
September 26, 2019
We were all incredibly excited at today’s news that the CF Trust has been awarded a grant which will enable Project Breathe to expand to further centres in the UK and Canada. Of course, it’s great that the early promise in the work we’ve been undertaking over the last year or so has been recognised. More importantly, additional funding will provide a solid foundation which will enable us to further evaluate, improve and operationalise our platform. Read the full text of the CF Trust’s press release here.
September 24, 2019
We’re delighted to announce that on Thursday 26th September 2019, Kirsty Hill will be presenting on day 1 of the UK Cystic Fibrosis Conference (UKCFC). Kirsty will provide an update on progress with the Project Breathe clinical evaluation, together with some early feedback. If you’re not attending in person, all the conference sessions will be streamed live at https://www.cysticfibrosis.org.uk.
UPDATE: Watch live sessions from UK CFC including Data Scientist John Winn talking about predicting exacerbations with Machine Learning and the future of CF care
Listen as Sammie and Mark tell you their stories