A Personal Spirometer for Tracking and Analyzing Lung Function

By medGadget

Released by PMD Healthcare, Spiro PD allows people with asthma, cystic fibrosis, and other conditions to monitor the health of their lungs.

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PMD Healthcare has released its new portable spirometer that allows people with all kinds of lung conditions, like asthma, COPD, and cystic fibrosis, to monitor their lung function. The device can also provide reminders to take medications and perform tests, as well as to be used to conduct breathing exercises.

Data from the device can be uploaded via a computer for physicians to be able to analyze results over time.

More about the Spiro PD from the announcement:

The Spiro PD ("Spiro" stands for spirometer, a device used to measure the volume and flow of air entering and leaving the lungs2 and "PD" stands for personal device), is the first personal spirometer that enables patients with lung diseases -- those with asthma, COPD, CF, and lung transplants -- to easily and accurately monitor their lung function anytime and anywhere. Spiro PD allows patients to view their lung function trends over time, manage medications, set alarms reminding them to take medicine, do breathing exercises and quickly upload data to their computer and share it with their doctor.

Spiro PD is cleared to market by the FDA for the use by a patient to test lung function in children, adolescents, and adults. It is a single-patient device. Spiro PD is also certified with the CE mark for the European Union (EU) market. Spiro PD meets American Thoracic Society (ATS) and European Respiratory Society (ERS) standards.

Image: PMD Healthcare.


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