IRVINE, Calif. -- According to the American Lung Association, more than six million children in the United States suffer from asthma.

Thankfully, there could an innovative new way for parents and kids to stay on top of the condition. A researcher and professor at the University of California Irvine has created a way to monitor breathing while on-the-go.

Medical Engineering Professor Michelle Khine says she created the device dubbed the "breathing bandage" after her own son was born with a collapsed lung.

Khine's hope is that the device may enable parents, children, and doctors to better keep track of breathing and possibly predict oncoming asthmas attacks before they occur.