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Young African invents an asthma attack prediction device

A new invention may soon be able to help asthma sufferers predict an attack. The device has been invented by a student at the University of Pretoria, Moses Kebalepile.

The device is hand-held and allows for the user to add their details to create a user profile. After blowing into the device, the user would be alerted if there are chances they might have an asthma attack.

Kebalepile, a doctoral candidate in inhalation toxicology, won first prize at the Technology Innovation Agency Inventor’s Garage Competition in Cape Town at the weekend.

Mandy Wiener spoke to Kebalepile about how this device works:


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