COPD apps

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease apps

Apps for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

  • The use of mobile apps for people with COPD has the potential to encourage and improve self-management of their condition.
  • Find out more about COPD apps.
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The use of mobile apps for people with COPD has the potential to encourage and improve self management of their condition.

A 2017 study of COPD apps(external link) found the following features to be desirable in a self-management app or support tool for COPD:

  • Self-recognition and treatment of exacerbations.
  • Smoking cessation advice and support.
  • Medication/treatment adherence.
  • Exercise and increased physical activities.
  • Breathing techniques.
  • Nutritional advice.
  • Dyspnoea management.
  • Reports, email and mobile short message service (SMS) and reminders.
  • Guidelines.
  • Symptom tracking.
  • Diary or calendar.
  • Calculators for spirometry, body mass index (BMI), or tobacco consumption.

Here is a COPD app that Healthify has reviewed:

App  Features Clinical score

Hailie app

  • Is an app that is used together with a smart inhaler device which has sensors that attach to your existing inhalers and record when your medication is taken
  • Country of origin: New Zealand
  • Requires a subscription
    • One sensor plus app: $99.50 per year
    • Two sensors plus app: $149.50 per year
  • Read more about Hailie app

At current price

3 star review

If on sale

4 star review


  1. Sobnath DD, Philip N, Kayyali R, et al. Features of a mobile support app for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease – literature review and current applications(external link) JMIR Mhealth Uhealth 2017;5(2):e17.


Disclaimer: The NZ Health App Library is a free consumer service to help you decide whether a health app would be suitable for you. Our review process is independent. We have no relationship with the app developers or companies and no responsibility for the service they provide. This means that if you have an issue with one of the apps we have reviewed, you will need to contact the app developer or company directly.

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