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Impedance pneumography for ambulatory assessment of obstructive respiratory diseases

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRecent Advances in Ambient Assisted Living – Bridging Assistive Technologies, e-Health and Personalized Health Care
PublisherIOS Press
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-61499-597-5
ISBN (Print)978-1-61499-596-8
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book

Publication series

NameAmbient Intelligence and Smart Environments
ISSN (Print)1875-4163
ISSN (Electronic)1875-4171


Obstructive respiratory diseases such as asthma feature time-variation in presence of symptoms. For example in asthma there is typically a decline in lung function during night. Due to methodological limitations of current lung function measurement methods this fundamental variation has been difficult to quantify, especially in young children and infants. In this chapter, a recently proposed wearable lung function assessment method based on impedance pneumography is presented. The physiological and technical theoretical background, and technical advancements and clinical studies are discussed. In light of current clinical information, the proposed solution may have clinical value for assessment of obstructive respiratory diseases, especially because it enables assessing lung function in a continuous real-life setting.

Publication forum classification

Field of science, Statistics Finland