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Accuracy of Commercially Available Computerized Spirometers

  • Walter Arossa
  • Sergio Spinaci
  • Gianni Forconi
  • Carlo Carena
  • Enrico Concina

Summary

As a part of a national study on spirometer calibration we had tested 26 computerized spirometers in use in 19 different laboratories. The device age ranged from 0.5 to 3 years. For each model a spirometer with the relative microprocessor was tested in order to evaluate its performance at selling. An acceptable accuracy of computer systems was detected both for the new and older ones.

Keywords

Lung Function Analogical Signal National Study Minimal Standard Acceptable Accuracy 
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References

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    W. Arossa, S. Spinaci, G. Forconi, E. Concina, S. Amaducci, G. Mastrangelo, and P.G. Scotti, “A survey on spirometer calibration:, Med. Lay., In Press, 1981.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Plenum Press, New York 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Walter Arossa
    • 1
  • Sergio Spinaci
    • 1
  • Gianni Forconi
    • 1
  • Carlo Carena
    • 1
  • Enrico Concina
    • 1
  1. 1.Lung Function Service — CPATurinItaly

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