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BY-NC-ND 4.0 license Open Access Published by De Gruyter September 22, 2018

Novel hot-wire based spirometry is highly accurate at low flow rates

  • Arshan Perera EMAIL logo , Petra Friedrich and Rosina Ledermüller


Spirometry is the most commonly used pulmonary function test. The aim of this comparative study was to evaluate four commercially available spirometers with different measurement principles (turbine-, ultrasound-, differential pressure- and hot-wire anemometer). In particular, the measurement accuracy in breathing manoeuvres with low flow rates was investigated, which is highly relevant for paediatric use. Among the tested devices the hot-wire based spirometer showed the highest measurement accuracy at low flows whilst fully complying with the ATS/ERS standards.

Published Online: 2018-09-22
Published in Print: 2018-09-01

© 2018 the author(s), published by Walter de Gruyter Berlin/Boston

This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

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