My asthma radar for all situations
This is how Vivatmo me works
With Vivatmo me, you will feel more confident and in control of your asthma. With the world’s first patient device for FeNO measurement, you can:
- Measure the degree of inflammation of your airways from the comfort of your own home
- See if you are responding to your medication
- Support your doctor more actively in the management of your therapy.
With the Vivatmo me measuring device, you determine the so-called FeNO value, which gives you an indication of the current degree of inflammation of your airways. In addition, the FeNO values enable your doctor to help you manage your asthma in the best possible way.
What does Vivatmo me do?
In just a few seconds, Vivatmo me measures the level of an inflammatory marker in your exhaled breath, the so-called FeNO value. This gives you an indication of the current degree of inflammation in your lungs. The regular measurements help you monitor the course of your asthma. Parallel to this, you can also keep an asthma diary with the help of the Vivatmo app.
How to perform measurements 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 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
Breathe in slowly through the mouth and then breathe out evenly through the mouthpiece into the Vivatmo handheld.
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.
The result is shown on the display immediately after performing the measurement. The traffic light classification shows you the range of your FeNO value.
From doctor’s practice to your own home
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.
In this, 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.
1 Petsky et al. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2016;9:CD011440
2 Essat et al. Eur Respir J 2016;47:751-68
3 Prof. Dr. med. Felix Herth, Medical Director of Thoraxklinik Heidelberg, University Hospital Heidelberg, 2016