Chronic obstructive pulmonary (COPD) disease is a progressive illness that will intensify over time. Exacerbation are frequent and likely caused by bacterial and viral respiratory infections. The management of COPD includes home assistance by noninvasive ventilation (NIV), but no remote monitoring system is generally applied. In this work a telemedicine device based on Smart Breath Analyzer (SBA) devoted to the remote-monitoring of parameters in the exhaled air of COPD patients during NIV was developed. System architecture and preliminary pre-clinical test results were here presented.
11 Feb 2019
AISEM Annual Conference on Sensors and Microsystems