Hand-held spirometer with lung age monitor
Motivates smokers to quit.
Displays readings for FEV1, PEF and lung age.
Provides cost effective screening for airway inflammation such as asthma and COPD.
Small and portable.
Bedfont's LungLife™ lung age monitor can easily be used to detect the early signs of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and help with managing treatment. Smoking is one of the main causes of COPD, a progressive disease of the airways characterised by a gradual loss of lung function.
The instrument calculates a patient's lung age, making it an excellent motivational tool, alerting smokers to the physical damage caused by their habit – the lungs of a regular smoker will function at the same level as a much older person.
From a patient's height, age and gender, the device calculates a predicted value. It then measures the forced expiratory volume in the first second of expiration as a percentage of the predicted value (FEV1% predicted). From this, the smoker's equivalent lung age is calculated – considerably older for a heavy smoker than their chronological age.