Anaxsys Technology out of Surrey, UK received the European CE Mark of approval for its respiR8 continuous breathing rate monitor. The device works by detecting moisture that accumulates with each breath on a sensor inside a patient’s oxygen mask.
From the product page:
Anaxsys patented sensor
• The sensor responds rapidly and reversibly to moisture in exhaled breath.
• Breath is saturated with water at body temperature and therefore as the patient exhales, moisture from the breath condenses on the sensor and a signal is obtained.
• As the patient inhales, the air flow over the sensors dries off the moisture and the sensor returns to a baseline state.
• In this way a series of curves are obtained and the firmware calculates the breathing rate in breaths per minute.
• The monitor captures, records and displays the patients’ respiratory rate in real-time.
• respiR8 provides uninterrupted tracking of the respiratory rate through the duration of use on an individual patient.
• The patient’s respiratory activity can be viewed in numeric display or in trending display.
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