Spirodoc Spirometer with oximeter
- Accurate measurement even at very low flow rates (end of expiration)
- Not affected by relative humidity and air density
- Shockproof and unbreakable
- Inexpensive to replace.
The device is specifically designed to measure a range of respiratory parameters and to monitor the saturation of oxygen in the blood and the heart beat. A quality control check is carried out internally on the measured parameters and the device has an internal memory sufficient for approximately 10.000 spirometry tests or at least 300 hours of oximetry monitoring.
SPIRODOC is a powerful and compact measurement device, intended for use by a respiratory specialist or by a suitably trained general practitioner. The spirometer calculates up to 30 functional respiratory parameters providing the pharmacodynamic effects, i.e. the data comparison after the administration of a drug (PRE/POST) for a bronchodilator test or for a bronchial challenge test. A comparison of data is made between POST (after-drug) and PRE (before drug administration).
The flow and volume measurement sensor is a digital turbine, based on the infrared interruption principle. This transducer ensures the accuracy and the reproducibility of the measurements, without requiring periodic calibration
SPIRODOC can also be connected to a PC (or to another computerised system) to configure the instrument. All spirometry test data including the related patient details stored inside the device can be transferred from the device to the PC and then viewed on the PC (Flow/volume curves, spirometry parameters, plus optional oximetry parameters).
The connection to the winspiroPRO can be made via USB connection.
SPIRODOC can perform FVC, VC & IVC, MVV and breathing profile tests, and calculates an index of test acceptability (quality control) plus the reproducibility of the spirometry tests carried out. The automatic test interpretation follows the latest 11 level ATS (American Thoracic Society) classification. Each test can be repeated as required. The best parameters are always available for review. The normal (predicted) values can be selected from several normal “sets”. For example, within the European Union the majority of doctors use the ERS (European Respiratory Society) predicted values.
The oximetry sensor has two light emitting diodes (LEDs), one emits in the visible spectre and one infrared. Both lights then pass through the finger and are “read” by the receiver. As these lights pass through the finger, a proportion of the light is absorbed by the blood and by the soft tissue, in function of the concentration of heamoglobin. The quantity of light absorbed, at each frequency, depends on the degree of oxygenation of the haemoglobin inside the soft tissue.
This measurement principle ensures accuracy and reproducibility, without requiring regular calibration.
The oximetry sensor can be disinfected with isopropilic alcohol.