Intelligent Asthma Self-management System for Personalised Weather-Based Healthcare Using Machine Learning


Haque, Radiah and Ho, Sin Ban and Chai, Ian and Teoh, Chin Wei and Abdullah, Adina and Tan, Chuie Hong and Dollmat, Khairi Shazwan (2021) Intelligent Asthma Self-management System for Personalised Weather-Based Healthcare Using Machine Learning. In: International Conference on Industrial, Engineering and Other Applications of Applied Intelligent Systems, 26-29 July 2021, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Asthma is a common chronic disease that affects people from all age groups around the world. Although asthma cannot be cured, strategies to enhance applications on self-management can be effective to control asthma exacerbations. In recent years, researchers have been developing various mHealth tools and applications for self-management. However, there is a lack of effective personalised self-management solution for asthma that can be adopted widely. Personalisation is important for identifying each patient’s demographic characteristics, measuring their asthma severity level, and most importantly, predicting the triggers of asthma attacks. It has been observed that weather attributes (e.g. temperature, humidity, air pressure and thunderstorms) impact on triggering asthma attacks and adversely affect the symptoms of asthmatic patients. Hence, developing an intelligent asthma self-management system for personalised weather-based healthcare using machine learning technique can help predict weather impact on asthma exacerbations for individual patients and provide real-time feedback based on daily weather forecasts. Therefore, this paper explores the impact of weather on asthma exacerbations and examines the effectiveness and limitations of several recent asthma self-management tools and applications. Consequently, based on the uses and gratifications theory, an engineering model for personalised weather-based healthcare is proposed which incorporates major constructs including mHealth application, asthma control test, demographic characteristics, weather attributes, machine learning technique and neural networks.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Machine learning
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General) > Q300-390 Cybernetics
Divisions: Faculty of Computing and Informatics (FCI)
Faculty of Management (FOM)
Depositing User: Ms Nurul Iqtiani Ahmad
Date Deposited: 30 Aug 2021 11:29
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2021 11:29


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