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BY-NC-ND 4.0 license Open Access Published by De Gruyter September 7, 2017

Home monitoring of nocturnal cough in COPD patients

Patrick Fischer, Keywan Sohrabi, Osman Ashraf, Henning Schneider, Andreas Weissflog and Volker Gross


Telemedicine approaches in the treatment of COPD can be useful for the detection of upcoming exacerbations. Specifically productive cough can serve as an effective monitoring parameter. By using modern technologies, we developed a smartphone application to record and analyze nocturnal cough in an outpatient environment. All results will be displayed through a web interface by patients, physicians and relatives. Monitoring cough could lead to an individual therapy and an increased quality of life.

Published Online: 2017-9-7

©2017 Patrick Fischer et al., published by De Gruyter

This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 License.

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