A home-based pulmonary function monitor for cystic fibrosis

Med Instrum. 1988 Oct;22(5):234-9.


As care for the chronically ill makes increasing demands upon our medical system, cost-effective methods for addressing those demands are being sought. The use of self-monitoring coupled with telecommunication of results to the health-care provider can be expected to provide a partial solution in the appropriate clinical setting. An electronic spirometer with telecommunication ability for use by cystic fibrosis patients in the home has been developed.

MeSH terms

  • Analog-Digital Conversion
  • Calibration
  • Computer Communication Networks
  • Cystic Fibrosis / physiopathology*
  • Equipment Design
  • Humans
  • Monitoring, Physiologic / instrumentation*
  • Self Care / instrumentation*
  • Software Design
  • Spirometry / instrumentation*
  • User-Computer Interface