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Handheld Spirometer
Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Information Technology, Mathematics and Electrical Engineering, Department of Engineering Cybernetics.
2014 (English)MasteroppgaveStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

It is estimated that between 200,000 - 250,000 Norwegians are subject to the incurable disease COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), which counts for around 8.5% of the adult population. Only about one third of those are diagnosed, and need to go regularly to the doctor in order to monitor the progression. The goal of this master project is to build a prototype circuit board that can be used to monitor those patients at home instead. Dierent methods for constructing such a device have been examined, and the solution consists of a spirometer that can measure the reduction in vital capacity and send the measurements to a computer. Using the device will make the doctor spot the progression of the decease, instead of only a one-time measurement. This project has constructed a user friendly, cheap and simple device, that is hopefully going to make the life of this patient group a whole lot easier.

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Institutt for teknisk kybernetikk , 2014. , 78 p.
URN: urn:nbn:no:ntnu:diva-24725Local ID: ntnudaim:9068OAI: diva2:718372
Available from: 2014-05-20 Created: 2014-05-20 Last updated: 2014-05-20Bibliographically approved

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