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
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.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Institutt for teknisk kybernetikk , 2014. , 78 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:no:ntnu:diva-24725Local ID: ntnudaim:9068OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ntnu-24725DiVA: diva2:718372
Skavhaug, Amund, Førsteamanuensis