Quick and accurate
WheezeScan quickly and accurately confirms whether or not your child is wheezing—giving you treatment confidence in the moment of breathing distress.
Easy to use
WheezeScan is a powerful, portable device that tells you if wheeze is present in less than 30 seconds, removing doubt in the moment of breathing distress.
Innovative listening technology
Only WheezeScan uses advanced listening technology to confirm “wheeze” or “no wheeze” with accuracy, even when it occurs at low volumes that you may not be able to hear.
Asthma Diary app
With its complimentary mobile app, WheezeScan does more than accurately detect wheeze. The app allows you to log wheeze episodes, symptoms, and triggers that can be shared with your child’s doctor to help them manage your child’s care. Compatible with iOS 10 and above, and Android OS 7 and above.
Wheeze can be difficult to identify
Your child can’t always tell you what they’re thinking or feeling. That’s why when breathing trouble occurs, it can be hard to know what’s happening in the moment. Wheeze is the most common symptom of asthma in children under 5, but it doesn’t always sound the same. WheezeScan analyzes your child’s breathing to quickly and accurately tell you whether or not your child is wheezing.
Here’s what parents think about WheezeScan
“I am Marina, Emil’s mom. He is two and a half years old, and two months ago he was diagnosed with asthmatic symptoms.”
“It is very difficult to recognise an asthma attack because it actually starts with a cough and the wheezing is only recognized very late.”
“Emil was diagnosed with early childhood allergic asthma in June 2020. It started with bronchitis in September 2019, followed by six more and a pneumonia until the diagnosis was made.”
“At the moment I heard Emil’s diagnosis, I was very scared and troubled with a lot of doubt, as I did not know how to deal with this disease.”
Daily life with asthma
“His asthma already has a great impact on our everyday life, because it is allergic and we have to be careful not to go into the forest too much. We have to be very careful that he doesn’t run around too much, which is quite difficult with a little whirlwind. But since we are also well prepared on the way with the emergency spray and the WheezeScan, we can now start the day very calmly.”
Preparing for an asthma attack
“At first, I did not know what to do when he had a coughing attack, because the diagnosis had not been made yet. But I already suspected that something was wrong. After the diagnosis was made, I knew what to do with his emergency spray. I also had to take him out of the situation so that he could calm down a bit.”
Detecting asthma attack
“It is very difficult to recognise an asthma attack because it actually starts with a cough and the wheezing is only recognized very late. However, as I don’t want to give the emergency spray too early, but I also don’t want the wheezing to provoke an asthma attack either.”
“The WheezeScan helps me to detect Emil’s wheezing early so that I don’t have to use an emergency spray too early.”
Experience with WheezeScan
“The WheezeScan is a little difficult to use with small children, but the speed makes it work very well. It is easy to hold, very good for traveling and I can leave it in the kindergarten so they can use it quickly.”
“I would recommend WheezeScan to other parents, because the device makes it easy to detect an asthma attack much faster and you can act much faster.”
"Wheezing is the most common symptom of asthma in children under the age of 5(1). If parents manage to identify a wheeze in time, they can prevent an asthma attack by following their doctor’s treatment plan. Despite this, a lot of parents struggle to identify a wheeze, because it doesn’t always sound the same(2)"
Prof. Dr. Bulent Karadag, Pediatric Pulmonology. Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey
“Wheeze is one of the key symptoms of an Asthma attack in its early stages and one of the most common symptoms in children 5 years and younger, which is why appropriate identification and response to wheezing symptoms is essential to proper Asthma management”.
Prof. Dr. Kostas Priftis, Paediatrics-Paediatric Pulmonology. National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece
“Research shows that parents and clinicians agree on the presence of wheezing only in 45% of the cases(3), which reveals the urgent need for a more objective identification of wheeze. From this perspective, we receive the development of the WheezeScan with enthusiasm, which accurately detects wheeze or no wheeze in the critical moment, so that parents can make the right treatment decision”
Prof. Dr. Wim van Aalderen, Pediatric Respiratory Medicine. Amsterdam Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1. Global Initiative for Asthma. Global Strategy for Asthma Management and Prevention, 2016. Available from: www.ginasthma.org
2. Cane RS, McKenzie SA. Parents' interpretations of children's respiratory symptoms on video. Archives of Disease in Childhood. 2001;84(1):31-34.
3. Cane RS, Ranganathan SC, McKenzie SA. What do parents of wheezy children understand by wheeze? Arch Dis Child. 2000;82(4):327-332.