The device will monitor air quality, CO2 levels in the blood, physical activity, breathing, emotional states and other stimuli to identify asthma triggers.
The funds, provided by NIH, will be used to conduct a three-year-long, mobile-enabled study on weight loss after bariatric surgery.
Called Health ePeople, the platform will be used to access a large group of volunteers to collect their health data through mobile and wireless technologies.
The grant will be used for the RELAX app development and two phases of clinical trials, with a goal of making users more aware of when and why they stress eat.
The number of awards is contingent on NIH appropriations and the number of "meritorious" applications; the maximum project period is five years.