A closer look as some of the latest spirometers and PFT/diagnostic devices on the market from Micro Direct, ndd Medical, Vitalograph and more.
ndd Medical Technologies Inc
The EasyOne Air portable spirometer from ndd Medical can be used either as a standalone device in an office setting or at the bedside. Results are calculated, displayed, and stored directly on the device. It also integrates with PC software. (See image above.)
Using its leading, proven ultrasound TrueFlow technology, ndd Medical’s Easy on-PC precisely and accurately measures all essential spirometry tests. While connected to your computer, laptop or tablet, Easy on-PC leverages the advanced EasyOne Connect software to bring you the highest quality spirometry results. Features include trending, pediatric incentives, automated quality control, and challenge testing.
Morgan Scientific Inc
Morgan Scientific’s ComPas Enterprise PFT Software provides HIPAA-compliant patient information sharing, a task manager to access and view data, interpret results and send electronic messages to colleagues from any computer. The ComPas Task Manager provides data exchange across a hospital network. When tests are completed in the pulmonary lab, results can be routed to any network-connected station for physician interpretation.
Cosmed USA Inc
Cosmed’s microQuark is a PC-based spirometer for lung function screening. The included Omnia software allows for tests including, forced/slow vital capacity, maximum voluntary ventilation, respiratory pattern, bronchial challenge test (pre-post), and bronchodilator test.
Micro Direct Inc
Micro Direct’s MicroLab spirometer with integral printer and touch screen color display offers easy to use, complete spirometry in a portable package. Some of the many features include ATS/ERS standards compliant, on-screen test quality prompts, confirming diagnostic interpretation, post bronchodilator comparison, low cost disposables, an optional PC software for data storage and PDF report generation.
The Micro I Spirometer by Micro Direct provides low cost precision spirometry measurements. The device measures the following parameters: FEV1, FVC, PEF, FEF25-75, FEV6, FEV1/FVC, FEV1/FEV6, and FEF25, which can be displayed with percent predicted and post bronchodilator comparisons. The portable device is suitable for remote testing for use in hospital outreach clinics, bedside screenings, and health fair screenings.
The Pneumotrac Spirometer is a PC-based spirometer ideal for adult and pediatric use within general healthcare and occupational health settings. The precise and durable measurement technology requires no user calibration* and reduces costs by eliminating the need for expensive disposable sensors, turbines, spirettes or flow tubes. Optimal hygienic operation is assured via Bacterial Viral Filters (BVF).
The Vitalograph Spirotrac Software This Software provides data collection, storage and trending analysis and includes the latest GLI predicted equations and Z-scores. Integrated HL7 and GDT communication interfaces provide the platform for test data exchange with all common electronic medical record (EMR) systems.
In2itive Spirometer is a lightweight handheld with portability and networkable PC, a high resolution color touch screen display, with an icon driven user interface. A database for over 10,000 patients, and the latest GLI spirometry predicted equations and Z-scores, for adult and pediatric patients within general healthcare and occupational health environments.
The Vitalograph Micro Spirometer is the best handheld spirometer priced under a $1000. It’s packed with features including full color touch screen, icon-driven menu and highly accurate and robust pneumotachometer flow sensor technology. It comes with Vitalograph Reports 2 software for fast PDF reports that can be imported into electronic health records.
MGC Diagnostics introduces Ascent cardiorespiratory diagnostics software for pulmonary function testing. Ascent provides an easy way to collect, access and review data.
Medical International Research (MIR)
Spirobank Smart, from Medical International Research (MIR), is a portable Spirometer ideal for monitoring respiratory illness, for the self-management of asthma, COPD, lung transplant care, cystic fibrosis and for use in clinical trials. iSpirometry APP for iOS and Android available free of charge. SDK available for developers. Measures: PEF, FVC, FEV1, FEV1/FVC%, FEV6, FEF25/75.