Non-invasive measurement of ventilation during exercise using a respiratory inductive plethysmograph. I

Am Rev Respir Dis. 1980 Dec;122(6):867-71. doi: 10.1164/arrd.1980.122.6.867.


The respiratory inductive plethysmograph, a monitor of ventilation that does not require a connection from the airway, was validated against spirometry during moderate exercise using a bicycle ergometer and a treadmill. One hundred seventy-three of 200 breaths during bicycle exercise from 6 young adults and 211 of 242 breaths during treadmill walking were within +/- 20% of the tidal volumes measured by simultaneous spirometry. The respiratory inductive plethysmograph appears to be a useful non-invasive monitor of ventilation during exercise.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Evaluation Studies as Topic
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Physical Exertion*
  • Plethysmography / instrumentation*
  • Respiration*
  • Spirometry