Pulmonary Data Services Inc, Louisville, Colo, a member of the Ferraris CardioRespiratory Group, offers the KoKo spirometer, which is powered by a suite of customizable software. The optional integrated dosimeter, the KoKo DigiDoser, provides accurate, reproducible automation of bronchial provocation. KoKo spirometers have been independently validated to exceed the ATS 1994 recommendations for both ambient and BTPS-conditioned air. KoKo software is available for networks and Internet connectivity to allow easy access to data from multiple locations. (800) 574-7374; www.pulmonarydata.com.
The newly updated MicroLab portable spirometer by Micro Direct Inc, Auburn, Me, features a high-visibility paper white screen that can display both volume/time curves and complete flow/volume loop, a milkshake kid child incentive, an alphanumeric keypad, and quality assurance prompts. Users have a choice of predicted values and language. MicroLab also features 30 spirometry parameters and a 1,000-patient storage capacity. It comes with an integral printer or can be connected directly to a printer for 8 1/2 inch x 11 inch printouts. Molded from high-impact ABS plastic, the battery-operated MicroLab is shipped complete with a carrying case and all necessary disposables. (800) 588-3381; www.micro-direct.com.
Vitalograph Inc, Lenexa, Kan, introduces the Spirotrac 6800, a low-cost Windows®-based spirometry system that operates as a stand-alone or network system. The 6800 comes with Spirotrac IV spirometry software for full automation and plugs directly into the PC serial port. The Fleisch flow sensor provides accuracy and reliability. The system is excellent for use when long-term storage and analysis of patient results are essential. Spirotrac IV software runs on any PC using a Microsoft Windows operating system and can be purchased separately for use with the 2120 spirometer. (800) 255-6626; www.vitalograph.com.
COSMED USA Inc, Chicago, introduces Pony FX, a desktop spirometer designed for lung function screening. It features a large color display as well as an alphanumeric keyboard to input complete anagraphic information. Pony FX features a built-in thermal printer and USB interfaces (PC and external printer). It can be optionally integrated with a digital oximeter (SpO2) and airway resistance kit. A turbine flowmeter, complying with ATS and ERS recommendations, ensures precision throughout a wide range of flows with very low flow resistance. (773) 528-8113; www.cosmed.it.
Collins Medical, Louisville, Colo, introduces the Eaglet computer-based spirometer, combining the most advanced Microtach flow-based design and the traditional stability of Collins and HIPAA-compliant Plus 2000 software. Testing capabilities include: FVC, MVV, SVC, and methacholine challenge. The Eaglet is fully compatible with the Raptor series of pulmonary diagnostic systems using Plus 2000 software. (800) 225-5157; www.collinsmedical.com.
Spirometrics Medical Equipment Co, Gray, Me, introduces Childrens SpiroFlow, a peak flow meter designed especially for children. This playground-tested meter is small enough to fit in a pocket or backpack and is easy to use. The appearance of Childrens SpiroFlow helps children feel more comfortable using it in front of friends and peers. It is rugged enough to stand up to everyday play, wear, and tear, and is dishwasher safe. Available in three colors, it is calibrated with a scale that reflects a childs airflow, making it easier to read the results. (It meets the technical standards from the National Asthma Education Program, too.) All of Spirometrics devices meet or exceed the performance criteria established by the American Thoracic Society. (800) 767-0004; www.spirometrics.com.
Pulmonary Data Services Inc, Louisville, Colo, a Ferraris Respiratory company, designed the KoKoMate Personal Diary spirometer to meet the National Lung Health Education Program office spirometry guidelines for quick and easy pre- and post-BD tests. An optional PC communication cradle allows downloading of patient tests to KoKo spirometer software. This spirometer offers portability and simplicity. The testing is simple, the quality assurance messages are in plain language, and the interpretation is straightforward. (800) 574-7374; www.pulmonarydata.com.
Jones Medical Instrument Co, Oak Brook, Ill, introduces the Satellite/Base Station 3 full-function, handheld spirometry system, which offers the portability of the one-pound Satellite and the power and performance of the Base Station. The disposable measuring system eliminates sterilization difficulties and provides accuracy at nearly half the disposable cost of present flow type spirometers. The Base Station option provides a remote database, rechargers, and high-speed printing. (800) 323-7336; www.jonesmedical.com.