First and foremost, the Kaia COPD application supports patienmanage their disease on their own via validated guidelines that can deal with both physical and psychological factors influencing on their health. This app is designed with video physiotherapy based on artificial intelligence with exercises to assist patients in building muscle and promoting a healthy system. The algorithm integrated with machine learning technology to change the support customized by a patient’s disease status.
There is also psychosocial support via relaxation exercises based on audio in order to control anxiety and depression. Patients can also access a coach based on application. What is more, they have chance to know more about various topics, such as breathing and coughing techniques, nutritious information and so on.
Behind the innovation
The app was first developed in Switzerland as an entrepreneurial venture in collaboration with Kaia.
Users who finished only 20 therapy days with the COPD application from Kaia had improved significantly in their health-related quality of life, in comparison with their baseline values. What is more, the digital intervention also improved chronic respiratory questionnaire scores in areas in relation with emotion, mastery and fatigue by more than 0.5, which is an important difference for this score.
Above are wonderful outcomes that we can receive out of the application.
Why your organization should adopt it
First of all, the app can give more access to care. As you know, due to the lack of resources and cost, access to pulmonary rehabilitation is limited. This app is aimed at expanding availability to any patient who is in need, including people with challenges in travelling as they are living in remote areas.
Moreover, there is a chance to deal with expensive disease. It is estimated that the whole medical costs spent on COPD during 2010 reached above 30 billion dollars in one country online, which is expected to increase more and more in the future.
Last but not least, there is a potential to limit readmissions. There are about 700 thousand hospitalizations related to COPD annually in the United States, with one in five patients readmitted only in one month.