MonitAir acts as a hub between you, three measuring instruments, and advanced software on your phone or tablet. You are asked to take three measurements and answer ten questions once a week as standard, although you can do this more often on your own initiative if you’re feeling poorly. Each measurement takes approximately three minutes. MonitAir is then able to predict a lung attack well before you feel anything yourself.
If MonitAir detects a deterioration, you will receive advice on limiting the consequences of the lung attack as much as possible. These recommendations are based on scientific guidelines drawn up by GPs, pulmonologists and therapists. Limiting the consequences of lung attacks to a minimum requires good cooperation between you, your doctor and MonitAirVorige pagina
The MonitAir app asks you to answer a number of questions with ‘yes’ or ‘no’.
MonitAir now asks for your temperature. You measure it with the forehead thermometer in the box. Before starting the measurement: Make sure that the thermometer is in the room where the measurement will be carried out for at least 30 minutes beforehand. Make sure your forehead is clear; keep your hair away, and take off your glasses.
The MonitAir app then asks for your saturation (%SpO2) and your heart rate (PRbpm) measurements. You measure the saturation (= oxygen saturation of your blood) and the number of heartbeats per minute with the oximeter in the box.
Finally, the MonitAir app asks for your FEV1. This is the expiration rate, which you measure with the spirometer in the box.
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Together with COPD patients and researchers from the Radboudumc in Nijmegen, we worked for a long time on the MonitAir app. We are therefore very pleased that we have won the 2nd prize for the Medical Inspirator Award 2017. The app has already been downloaded more than 1000 times!