This is a 3M Company sponsored post. 

Have trouble breathing because of asthma or allergies, but not sure what triggers it? Yeah, met too! At CES this year, I had the pleasure of talking with 3M Company about their new wearable technology coming out in the summer of 2017.

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Why Do You Need To Monitor Your Breathing Quality?

As a life-long asthma sufferer, I am very aware that the quality of the air around me affects how well I breathe. Sometimes it’s obvious what the trigger was, but sometimes, it isn’t.

It would make my life a lot easier if I could track the conditions around me and see if there are patterns or certain triggers that affect my breathing.

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I am also a runner and I know in the winter, under certain conditions, I can not run because it sets off an asthma attack. However, I don’t know exactly what those conditions are. I know it has something to do with the colder air, but it’s more than just that. Since I’m not sure what triggers me, I just don’t run at all in the winter.

Wearable Technology For Better Breathing

With this new wearable technology from 3M Company, you are able to track and compare many variables such as weather, medications, your health, environmental factors and the quality of the air around you. Taking into considerations those variables while monitoring your respiratory patterns, can help you figure out what may be a trigger for you (good or bad).

After using the new wearable technology for a while and your patterns are recorded, you will be notified when your specific triggers are present.

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The device is small enough to wear daily and no one will know. Instead of your asthma or allergies controlling you, you are able to regain control over your daily activities by understanding your specific triggers and the environmental factors that typically cause flare-ups.

For someone who has spent Christmas in the ER, knowing what triggers an asthma attack is huge. This is also a huge relief for the approximately 24 millions Americans that have asthma, and an estimated 50 million Americans that are affected by nasal allergies.

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Do you suffer from asthma, allergies or other breathing conditions? How would a wearable like this improve your life?

Disclosure: This is a 3M sponsored post. I was compensated for this post. All opinions are my own. 

3M Company booth at CES 2017