Introducing the StopCOPD App!

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It is estimated that 30 million Americans have COPD - so why isn’t there more research around finding better treatments or a cure? As you probably know, COPD is a severely under-studied disease. Despite being the third leading cause of death, there are only 780 ongoing trials for COPD - which pales in comparison to the over 41,000 trials taking place in cancer research. The COPD Foundation is dedicated to changing this statistic. As a result, we have been tirelessly recruiting patients to the COPD Patient-Powered Research Network (COPD PPRN) to provide doctors and scientists with the information they need. Thousands of patients have already joined us by completing a simple survey at

StopCOPD app Have an iPhone? Joining the network just got easier. The COPD Foundation has developed the StopCOPD app that is specifically designed to help medical researchers gather data more frequently and accurately from participants. World-class research institutions have already developed similar apps for studies on asthma, breast cancer, diabetes, and Parkinson’s disease. Now we can do the same to support COPD research for a cure! Click here to download the app .

Features of the StopCOPD app StopCOPD app include:

  • Informed consent: users are able to read the informed consent document which is displayed in a clear and easily maneuverable fashion
  • Surveys: participants are able to complete COPD PPRN surveys through the app as well as access additional educational information
  • Active tasks: participants are also able to share additional information about themselves by performing activities that generate data using iPhone’s advanced sensors. Initial tasks include motor activities, fitness, cognition and voice
  • Comparative data: future features of the app will allow participants to see how their personal data compares to others in an aggregate fashion

Join now and earn a chance to win $250! Have questions about the COPD Patient-Powered Research Network? Visit for FAQ, or e-mail Don’t forget to download the StopCOPD app today!


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  • I don't have an i phone. Just a flip phone. Will this work on my desktop?

    • The StopCOPD App is limited to an iphone but you can certainly join the COPD Patient-Powered Research Network through the portal from your desktop.
  • I don't have an iphone either - would it work with the Android platform?

    • At this point in time, participating in the COPD Patient-Powered Research Network (COPD PPRN) through the StopCOPD app is limited to iPhone users because it is built using Apple's ResearchKit which is only compatible with iPhones. We do plan to develop something similar for android users in the future.

      If you would like to participate in the COPD PPRN but do not have an iPhone, you can do so online at which is available to everyone.


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