The Importance of Cough in Asthma Management

Asthma is a chronic respiratory condition marked by airway inflammation, difficulty breathing and cough, affecting more than 265 million globally. Uncontrolled asthma is expected to cost the US alone $300 billion in the next 20 years.

Asthma is also a major cause of emergency department visits and hospitalizations in children, and many could be prevented.

Asthma: A Coughing Challenge

Cough is perceived as the major symptom affecting the quality of life
42% of diagnosed people have ≥1 asthma attacks per year
Poor asthma control is associated with nighttime coughing
Cough hypersensitivity might be a treatable trait of asthma

Sources: WHO, American Lung Association, CDC, AJMC, Lancet

The future of asthma with cough-monitoring


With Hyfe you can passively monitor asthma for days, weeks or even months; evaluation of symptoms is no longer limited to just subjective recall.


Monitoring treatment responses over time can enable more personalized management strategies and lead to better adherence.


Hyfe’s software detects 90%+ coughs, even in noisy everyday acoustic environments, with just 1 false positive / hour.

Real-time Dynamics and Trigger Awareness

Continuous cough monitoring helps identifying triggers, whether environmental or lifestyle-related. Avoidance of triggers improve asthma management.

Patient Preferences and Quality of Life

Patients prioritize reducing coughing over other symptoms, because the impact on quality of life of reduced coughing is immediate and significant.