Vivatmo me

Vivatmo me

The world’s first FeNO measuring device for home use

Become your own asthma manager

With Vivatmo, 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 responding.
  • Support your doctor more actively in the management of your therapy.

With the Vivatmo breath gas analyzer, you determine the so-called FeNO value, which gives you an indication of the current degree of inflammation of your airways. Like this, you can see 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 your asthma in the best possible way.

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Vivatmo me with reddot award 2016

How does Vivatmo work?

As an asthma patient, you can use the Vivatmo 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 - your digital asthma diary. Like this you can have a closer look at your asthma all the time:

  • Medication
  • Symptoms
  • Peak flow values
  • Regional pollen count information
Patient and doctor with Vivatmo

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

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

Laura

What do users say?

“I feel more confident in my day-to-day life and understand my illness better now.”

Vivatmo user Laura, 33 years

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 3

From physician’s office 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, 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 for asthmatics!

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

How to perform measurements with Vivatmo?

woman measures with vivatmo me

Vivatmo 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.

Traffic light  values

Performing the measurement

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

The innovative Vivatmo system

A new dimension in the treatment of airway inflammation

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