Respiratory diseases are prevalent in developing cities where air quality is a major concern. Because these diseases are so common, it is useful to have access to a portable diagnostic device that can diagnose diseases and ultimately treat them while they are in their earlier stages. This is especially true for seniors with asthma as this lung disease can cause other medical issues. Fortunately, researchers have developed a new device that may aid in diagnosing and treating these diseases.
The Sneezometer is a new tool that will ultimately help people, specifically seniors and their live-in Ft. Lauderdale caregivers, with respiratory issues like asthma. This new device is powerful enough to diagnose a wide number of respiratory issues, such as asthma and sleep apnea. The Sneezometer is so named because it is sensitive enough to measure the speed of a sneeze.
The way the Sneezometer works is very unique. The flow rate of air is measured through a patient’s lungs. The individual then breathes through the instrument and the device quickly picks up any fluctuations in the airflow rate of the person’s breath. These fluctuations may be related to certain respiratory diseases and can help diagnose these problems early on.
Since there is not an instrument like the Sneezometer currently on the market, researchers are still exploring the diagnostic capabilities. Research is currently ongoing at the University of Surrey. Trials are being conducted at King’s College Hospital in London where the device may be able to diagnose a variety of conditions ranging from animal diseases to neonatal settings. The device is expected to be released for clinical service as soon as 2018. This product will have a significant impact on the lives of patients with chronic illnesses and will ultimately help make the diagnosing process much faster, more accurate, and cheaper overall. This solution will not only ease asthma symptoms and treatment, but will also make it easier for doctors to find, diagnose, and treat these respiratory diseases.
Asthma is a serious respiratory disorder that can significantly impact the lives of seniors. To help your loved one manage his or her asthma, reach out to Ft. Lauderdale Home Care Assistance. In addition to helping seniors manage disease like asthma, we also promote senior wellbeing by assisting clients with daily tasks around the home. Give your loved one the care and support he or she deserves today. Call (954) 909-0370 to speak with a trusted Care Manager and schedule a complimentary consultation.