MicroLoop Handheld Spirometer
Ease of use is key!
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
- Fully compliant to ATS/ERS 2005 Standard (12)
- High definition colour touch-screen
- Fast on-screen textual entry enabling comments and report writing
- Fully customisable printout format
- Desktop docking station for battery charging and PC / Printer connection
- Direct connection to external Hewlett Packard printers with fully customisable printout format (please contact us for a list of compatible Hewlett Packard printers)
- Unique contextual Help Screens (language selectable) with dedicated Help Button
- 41 inspiratory and expiratory indices measurable
- On-screen graphical child incentive devices
- Large 2000+ patient test memory
- Optional Spida 5 or SpidaXpert PC software
- Internationally recognised on-screen test quality assurance prompts (e.g. slow start, abrupt end etc.) ensuring quality test results
- Unique 'today's testing' feature - creating a list of patients tested or to be tested
- Numerous predicted values and languages selectable
- 'Lung Age' assessment and textual result interpretation by ATS (9), BTS-NICE (10) or Enright (11)
- Body Mass Index and Dyspnoea Score
- Bronchodilator and/or Steroid assessment
- Complete with all accessories in a sturdy carrying case
|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 Subject||5 relaxed VC manoeuvres and 8 forced manoeuvres for each baseline and two post examinations|
|Predicted Values||Various - depends upon national preference (including NHANESIII)|
|Transducer||Micro Medical Gold Standard Bi-Directional Digital Volume|
|Resolution||10ml volume 0.025l/s flow|
|Accuracy||±3% to ATS/ERS 2005 Standardisation of spirometry for flows and volumes (12)|
|Storage||2000+ patient tests including Flow/Volume loops and Volume/Time graphs|
|Click here to view a list of compatible printers for this device|
|Power Supply||Input: 100-240V AC 50-60Hz Output: 5V 2.0A|
|Battery Pack||Rechargeable Lithium Polymer 3.7V 1600mAH|
|Dimensions||123mm x 81mm x 23mm Transducer 50 x 60 x 90mm|
|Weight||Micro Loop unit 191g, Docking Station 124g (excluding transducers)|
|Temperature||The instrument will operate in a uniform environment of 0°C - 40°C, out of direct sunlight|
|Operating Humidity||30-90% non-condensing|
|Storage Temperature||-20°C to +70°C|
|Storage Humidity||10% to 90% RH|
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