The Kata app can be used with operating systems from Apple iOS in version ≥10 or Google Android in version ≥7.1 (API level 23).
Smartphones should usually not be older than 3 years. Apple/iOS devices from iPhone 8 and newer. Android devices are shown as compatible or not compatible in the Google Play Store.
In addition, there must be at least 2 GB of RAM and 1 GB of free main memory.
Inhalation Coach: For the following inhalers, Kata®, supported by artificial intelligence, provides feedback on breathing manoeuvres and handling of the inhaler: All metered dose inhalers, Respimat, metered dose inhaler with VORTEX priming chamber. Reminder function and device-specific step-by-step instructions are also part of the functional scope.
Detailed step-by-step instructions: The following inhalers are supported in the current Kata® version with step-by-step instructions for inhaler and inhalation process as well as reminder function: Turbohaler, Breezhaler, Easyhaler, Nexthaler, Ellipta.
All other powder inhalers are taken into account by the current Kata® version with a basic function that, for example, reminds of inhalations and supports with the most important steps of the inhalation process.
We are continuously expanding and improving the supported devices and the functions in the Kata® app.
You can export your data stored in Kata in a machine-readable format (HL7/FHIR). Data export and storage of exported data are done from within the app. More information about the HL7 standard can be found here.
The pdf export of your data is more readable and visually appealing for humans. This way you can share your Kata data with your doctor in the best possible way. The pdf export is also done from within the app. The pdf can also be printed out easily.
For the HL7 FHIR implementation, the existing “Basisprofil DE : German Base Profiles” of HL7 Germany in version R4 is used.
The HL7 FHIR export to Kata will be implemented according to the R4 Implementation Guide (FHIR Base for German Healthcare) version 1.2.0.: https://simplifier.net/guide/basisprofil-de-r4/home