Asthma Monitoring with a simple
Is your wheeze something to worry about? What if you’re wheezing and you’re not even aware?
The WheezoMeter™ uses Acoustic Respiratory Monitoring (ARM™) to measure wheezing, one of the principal symptoms of asthma. This potentially life-saving device tells you what percentage of your breathing time is spent wheezing – also called your WheezeRATE™. Asthma monitoring by measuring your WheezeRATE can help you determine if your wheezing is the same, getting worse, or getting better.
Each time you use your WheezoMeter, it stores information about your WheezeRATE. This can help you provide family members, physicians or licensed health care providers with important information about your own wheezing or the WheezeRATE of your asthmatic children. Working together, you can determine whether action steps are needed.
Using the WheezoMeter with Asthmatic Children
Asthmatic children, especially those ages 5 and under, present different challenges to asthma monitoring. Measurements that work with older asthmatic children don’t necessarily work with younger ones. And not all children who cough or wheeze have asthma.
Adolescents or adults often use peak flow meters to measure breathing effort outside of a physician’s office, but many people do not use the devices as directed or do not reliably report testing results.
When to Use the WheezoMeter
The WheezoMeter can be used to obtain objective information about breathing symptoms throughout the day, to help you become better informed and more aware of your reaction to stimuli and your response to medication.
I use my WheezoMeter regularly. One morning I measured a higher than “my” normal number. Since I felt fine, I figured it was an anomaly. An hour later, my allergies and asthma hit – I was forced to use my rescue inhaler. I was completely unaware but my WheezoMeter heard it coming.
– Steve, CA
Since asthma affects people differently, you should use the WheezoMeter for asthma monitoring in different settings and during different activities throughout the day. The information collected by the WheezoMeter can help you determine and understand how your WheezeRATE is affected by exercise, weather, climate, use of medications or exposure to allergens. It is recommended that you use the WheezoMeter before and after taking your asthma medication.
How the WheezoMeter Works
The WheezoMeter is a hand-held electronic measurement device that uses an acoustic contact sensor to acquire, amplify, filter, record and analyze breathing sounds for the presence of wheeze when held against the base of the throat for 30 seconds.
The key to effective management of asthma is frequent and accurate assessment of your breathing symptoms. By using the WheezoMeter, you can immediately view your WheezeRATE, which be an important tool in your asthma management plan. Once you know your normal WheezeRATE, then checking it in different settings or before and after activities will tell you whether your asthma symptoms are getting worse, getting better, or staying the same.
Increasing your awareness of exposure to triggers and your rate of wheezing can alert you to take action earlier to address an oncoming attack, or to seek help.
The user interface provides a clear Wz% readout, time and date of test, as well as specific icon indicators for unstable sensor contact and excessive ambient or patient noise.
The WheezoMeter records the WheezeRATE measurements similar to a written diary. Reviewing these stored measurements can help you, your physician or licensed heath care professional check on the progress of your symptoms, your response to treatment, and the need to adjust your asthma action plan, if appropriate.
- The WheezoMeter analyzes and records the sounds of your breathing for 30 seconds.
- Information about your WheezeRATE is stored in the WheezoMeter so that you can share important information with a family member or your doctor.
- Device is placed at the base of your throat – easy and convenient to use.
- Available by prescription only.
- Includes one-year limited warranty, complete instructions and storage case.
Currently the WheezoMeter is available in the Unites States via prescription. Learn more here.
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Non-U.S. consumers can purchase the WheezoMeter online at shop.iSoneaMed.com.
|System Components||WheezoMeter™ with embedded Black Fin® processor, self-contained cushioned built-in silicone-coated PPG Sensor and carrying case.|
|Sensor||PPG Sensor with broad spectrum frequency response, >60 dB dynamic range and superior ambient noise rejection.|
|Software||Proprietary iSonea Wheeze Detection algorithms plus comprehensive ambient noise rejection capability.|
|Capacity||Allows scrolling of the last 10 measurements for review.|
|Batteries||2 AA batteries (not included).|
|Auxiliary Input||Infant sensor holder for babies and toddlers (optional).|
|Warranty||One year limited warranty.|