Micro Medical MicroRPM - Respiratory Pressure Meter
The MicroRPM (Respiratory Pressure Meter) is our portable, non-invasive solution for the accurate assessment and management of the strength of the respiratory muscles. The handheld MicroRPM measures,
• PImax/MIP (Maximal Inspiratory Pressure at the Mouth)
• PEmax/MEP (Maximal Expiratory Pressure at the Mouth)
• SNIP (Sniff Nasal Inspiratory Pressure)
In addition, with the optional PUMA PC software connected via Serial Port, live graphical displays, predicted values, incentive animations, measurements of fatigue (MRPD, MRR and Tau) and much, much more are available.
The MicroRPM is easy to use, operated by a simple three setting slide bar (Off, MIP/MEP, SNIP) and comes in a sturdy carry case. It is battery operated with a clear digital display of the results in CMH2O, using the latest piezo resistive pressure sensing technology for accurate and reliable measurement.
The respiratory muscles perform the vital function of sustaining ventilation, driving the inspiratory and expiratory breathing cycle, determining the ability to breathe.
The deterioration of the respiratory muscles, a result of pulmonary disease (COPD muscle atrophy, dystrophy and myopathy) or neuromuscular conditions (such as Motor Neurone Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Surgical Trauma and Tetraplegia), leads to increasing levels of dyspnoea, disability and the eventual dependence upon mechanical ventilation. The above list is by no means exhaustive, but the early detection of respiratory muscle weakness, not always possible through the monitoring of lung volumes alone, enables early and effective treatment, with an improved quality of life as a result.
The lightweight MicroRPM is a simple, convenient device to quickly and efficiently monitor the strength of this important muscle group, to aid the early diagnosis of the respiratory muscle condition and monitor the subsequent effects of treatment (e.g. pharmacology, nutrition) and rehabilitation (e.g. exercise, inspiratory muscle training).
Category: Expiratory Devices