Vivatmo me

The world’s first FeNO measuring device for home use

Do you quickly get out of breath and sometimes feel your asthma is dragging you down?

Unfortunately, for people who suffer from a chronic disease, restrictions in everyday life and uncertainty about their state of health are part and parcel of the condition. We can’t cure your asthma with Vivatmo. However, we would like to support you with managing the disease and help you to improve your quality of life and confidence in day-to-day situations.

Because we believe that small things make a big difference.

More control and confidence with asthma

Woman measures FeNO at home with Vivatmo me

With Vivatmo me, we want you to feel more confident and in control of your everyday life. With the world’s first patient device for FeNO measurement, you can:

  • Measure the degree of inflammation of your lower airways from the comfort of your own home.
  • See if your medication is working.
  • Support your doctor more actively in the management of your therapy.

With the Vivatmo me breath gas analyzer, you determine the so-called FeNO value, which gives you an indication of the current degree of inflammation of your lower airways. Like this, you can see whether your medication is having an effect, how severe the allergic inflammation in your lungs is and obtain an objective “second opinion” on your present state of health. In addition, the FeNO values enable your doctor to help you manage the treatment of your disease in the best possible way.

From physician’s office to your own home

Vivatmo me with patient and doctor

Measuring the NO content in exhaled breath is only possible with special highly sensitive and precise measuring devices. Until now, such complex devices have only been available in specialist practices and clinics.

With Vivatmo me, we at Bosch Healthcare Solutions are now bringing recognized exhaled breath measurement from the physician’s office straight into patients’ homes. Here, we can draw on the core competencies of the entire Bosch Group. Together with our colleagues from the Bosch campus for research and advance engineering in Renningen and the Robert Bosch Hospital in Stuttgart, we have developed a small, handy, and high-tech measuring device for quick and easy exhaled gas measurement at home: Vivatmo me for asthmatics!

True to our slogan “Invented for life”, our aim with Vivatmo me is to create a solution that sustainably improves your quality of life. Vivatmo me can easily be integrated into your daily routine, is quick and easy to use, and is designed to help you better manage your asthma.

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How does Vivatmo me work?

As an asthma patient, you can use the Vivatmo me home monitoring device to determine the level of the established biomarker nitric oxide (NO) in exhaled breath yourself. This provides you with valuable information about the present degree of inflammation of your airways.

Woman measures with Vivatmo in living room

How does FeNO measurement at home work?

You may already be familiar with FeNO measurement using the Vivatmo pro device at your doctor’s practice. If so, simply perform the measurement as usual. Hold the device like a flute and breathe out evenly through the disposable mouthpiece. The LED display on the Vivatmo me shows you whether you are blowing too gently, too hard or just right. The measurement only takes a few seconds. After successful measurement, the result is available immediately. FeNO measurement is quick, easy, and stress-free.

Vivatmo me with app and results

What happens with your readings?

You can manage your readings in the device or using the free Vivatmo app. The Vivatmo app is a digital asthma diary where you can enter all important information about your illness, such as medication, symptoms, peak flow values, etc. It also gives you a pollen count reading for your region. In addition, you can generate a monthly report that you can either e-mail to your doctor, or print off and take with you on your next visit. Like this you have a handle on your asthma at all times!

Patient and doctor with Vivatmo

What are the advantages of Vivatmo me for you and your physician?

  • Better monitoring of the disease progression
  • Correct dosage of medication
  • Reduction of frequency of asthma attacks

A number of scientific studies have shown that regular FeNO measurement for monitoring allergic inflammation helps to control the progression of the disease. In addition, the FeNO values provide your doctor with information about whether medication has been correctly dosed or correctly and regularly taken. FeNO-based follow-up supports therapy management and can help reduce the frequency of asthma attacks.1,2

Experts - doctor and patient

What do the experts say?

“Measuring NO at home allows patients to measure the degree of pulmonary inflammation and, on the advice of their physician, optimize therapy with inhaled corticosteroids.”

Prof. Dr. med. Herth, University of Heidelberg, Germany

“Vivatmo me has definitely given me more quality of life! Now I know my symptoms aren’t imaginary. The FeNO values prove it.”

Vivatmo me user Lisa B.*, 32 years

The benefits of Vivatmo me

Benefit from Vivatmo me in your everyday life:

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More confidence in coping with asthma

Regular FeNO measurements give you a better understanding of the progression of your disease. In this way you gain more confidence in managing your illness.

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Optimized therapy management

FeNO measurement helps you to optimally adjust your therapy to your current state of health on the advice of your doctor, ensuring you only take as much medicine as you actually need.

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Greater independence in your everyday life

Vivatmo me is small, handy, and compact. You can take it with you wherever you go – even when traveling. The device is easy and intuitive to operate, and thanks to the disposable mouthpiece, hygienic handling is guaranteed.

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The Vivatmo oxycap– more than a mouthpiece!

Woman uses Vivatmo <i>oxycap</i>

The Vivatmo oxycap is not only a disposable mouthpiece; it is also used for sample preparation. Several different chemical layers in the mouthpiece filter the exhaled breath in multiple ways and thus prepare it for FeNO measurement. This is what makes the mouthpiece so unique and why it is so important to use a new one for each measurement.

How to perform measurements with Vivatmo me?

woman measures with vivatmo me

Vivatmo me with its mouthpiece looks a bit like a flute. The mouthpiece is shaped so that users can close their lips around it in a relaxed manner. This optimally supports the desired breathing maneuver and enables controlled, slow, and constant exhalation.

Using Vivatmo me is self-explanatory, quick, and easy. However, you may need some practice to start with if you are not familiar with FeNO measurement from a doctor’s visit, as the breathing maneuver differs significantly from spirometry or peak flow measurement.

Performing the measurement

1. Breathe in deeply through the mouth and then breathe out evenly through the mouthpiece into the Vivatmo me handheld.

2. If the LED indicator lights up yellow, you are blowing a little too gently, if it lights up red, you are blowing too hard. Blue means the exhalation is just right and must be held for a few seconds.

3. The result is shown on the display immediately after performing the measurement. The traffic light classification shows you the range of your FeNO value.

Traffic light classification

The default setting is the threshold values contained in the asthma guidelines for adults:

  • green = normal range,
  • yellow = increased values that may need to be interpreted with your doctor
  • red = the measurement result indicates conspicuous inflammation values)

The traffic light values can be individually adapted in consultation with your doctor. In addition, an arrow pointing up or down indicates a trend showing relevant deviations (from 10 ppb) compared with previous measured values.

Use of mouthpieces

If a measurement does not work the first time, you can repeat it up to five times within 15 minutes using the same mouthpiece. Otherwise, please use a fresh disposable mouthpiece for each measurement.

Take a look at the how-to video for FeNO measurement with Vivatmo me.

1 ATS/ERS Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2005;171:912-30

2 Horváth et al. Eur Respir J 2017;49:1600965

3 NICE: Guideline Asthma - diagnosis and monitoring (draft 2017 July 4, www.nice.org.uk)

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