MicroLoop Handheld Spirometer

Ease of use is key!

MicroLoop Spirometer - Ease of use is key
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Highly portable and beautifully designed, the new generation MicroLoop has been developed for the professional. Employing Micro Medical's acclaimed precision GOLD STANDARD Digital Volume Transducer (especially suited to measuring very low flow rates in patients with COPD and Asthma) the instrument has a wide angle, high-resolution colour touch-screen. All the unit's features can be easily accessed by simply touching the chosen function's corresponding icon. This, together with fast textual data entry using a stylus makes the MicroLoop highly intuitive to use.

The MicroLoop has a desk-top docking station which makes battery charging, connection to a PC, the uploading of data and the printing of results to an external printer* quick and simple. With its USB connectivity MicroLoop will also link directly to a PC. Please contact us for a list of compatible Hewlett Packard printers.

Equipped with many advanced functions the MicroLoop is fully compatible with Spida 5 and SpidaXpert the world's most comprehensive Spirometry PC software packages and meets all International Standards for accuracy (ERS-ATS 200512 compliant)

With over 20,000 MicroLoop Spirometers in use around the world; this new generation instrument is truly the world's most advanced hand held Spirometer.

Gold Standard Transducer

The Gold Standard transducer from Micro Medical gives precise volume and flow measurements in Asthma and COPD patients. Especially effective at low flows, it complies with 2005 ATS/ERS (12) and other recognised international standards for accuracy. This means that Micro Medical's world beating spirometers are the definitive benchmark for precise respiratory measurement

Features

Spirometry specifications

Measurements (forced)VC, FEV.75, FEV1, FEV3, FEV6, FVC, PEF, FEV.75/VC, FEV.75/FVC,FEV1/VC, FEV1/FVC (FER), FEV3/VC, FEV3/FVC, FEV.75/FEV6, FEV1/FEV6, FEF25 (MEF75), FEF50 (MEF50), FEF75 (MEF25), FEF25-75 (MMEF), FEF50/VC, FEF50/FVC, MMEF/FVC (FEF25-75/FVC), FIV1, FIVC, PIF, FIV1/FIVC (FIR), FIF25 (MIF75), FIF50 (MIF50), FIF75 (MIF25), R50 (FEF50/FIF50), MET25-75, FET, MVV (ind.)
 
Measurements (relaxed)EVC, IVC, IC,VT (TV), Ti, Te, Ti/Ttot., VT/Ti (TV/Ti), IRV, ERV, FR
 
Tests per Subject5 relaxed VC manoeuvres and 8 forced manoeuvres for each baseline and two post examinations
 
Predicted ValuesVarious - depends upon national preference (including NHANESIII)
 
TransducerMicro Medical Gold Standard Bi-Directional Digital Volume
 
Resolution10ml volume 0.025l/s flow
 
Accuracy±3% to ATS/ERS 2005 Standardisation of spirometry for flows and volumes (12)

General specifications

Storage2000+ patient tests including Flow/Volume loops and Volume/Time graphs
 
Printer Output
External Printer
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Power SupplyInput: 100-240V AC 50-60Hz Output: 5V 2.0A
 
Battery PackRechargeable Lithium Polymer 3.7V 1600mAH
 
Dimensions123mm x 81mm x 23mm Transducer 50 x 60 x 90mm
 
WeightMicro Loop unit 191g, Docking Station 124g (excluding transducers)
 
TemperatureThe instrument will operate in a uniform environment of 0°C - 40°C, out of direct sunlight
 
Operating Humidity30-90% non-condensing
 
Storage Temperature-20°C to +70°C
 
Storage Humidity10% to 90% RH
 
ConnectivityUSB 1.1

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