These are some of our most frequently asked questions, but if you have any more questions please don’t hesitate to contact us:
Do I need a prescription for ADAMM?
No. ADAMM does not treat your asthma – it monitors and helps you better understand your condition so that you can live better with asthma. Unlike a scheduled / prescription drug – you do not require a script to purchase this wearable device.
Will ADAMM treat my asthma?
No. It is not a diagnostic device and it will not treat it but it helps you monitor your symptoms, track your medications, make journal recordings etc and ultimately this data will help you better manage the treatment of your illness.
Who can use an ADAMM – can children wear one?
Anyone with a respiratory condition like asthma can use an ADAMM wearable. From young children to adults and the elderly; professional athletes and people who simply want to live an active lifestyle free of the complications of asthma.
How bad must my asthma be to qualify for using an ADAMM medical wearable?
Anyone with persistent asthma with chronic symptoms – particularly if you have been hospitalised from asthma – will benefit from using ADAMM. Even those with mild asthma, who want to proactively manage their condition and live with peace of mind and a better understanding of their triggers, would do well to invest in an ADAMM wearable. Individuals who have recently been diagnosed with asthma and would like to know more about their condition and how to track, manage and control it – should definitely consider using an ADAMM wearable.
Will my ADAMM alert me to an impending asthma attack?
The model that is available in South Africa will not send alerts of an impending asthma attack. There is a model in the pipeline which is likely to include this functionality but it’s a long way from being marketable in South Africa and even most parts of the world.
What is the name of the ADAMM app and is it a free app?
The app is free and available on Google and Apple app stores. Simply search for ADAMM-RSM. Note that the stores may have other app versions for ADAMM. Note that normal network data use will apply.
What data does my ADAMM wearable collect?
Your app dashboard will indicate what information is being collected and includes: Cough count; Respiration rate (sound of in and exhaling – if ambient noise is too loud ADAMM-RSM cannot detect it); Heart rate; Body temperature (skin temperature); and Activity level. Medication reminders and recording of Peak flow meter readings may be enabled as desired.
How is my data kept safe?
We have taken every precaution to make sure your data is collected and stored safely in compliance with the POPI Act and we use financial level encryption for all data captured on the device. You are advised to maintain good security (phone lock passwords, etc.) measures on the phone. The app requires that you log in and while it may be annoying, the app will time out after a while. If you are using the medication reminders, there is an offline mode that does not require you to log in or connect to the internet. You will eventually need to login and connect to the cloud for the recent medication data to be stored on the cloud.