The Vitalograph AIM™ assists medical practitioners in identifying the appropriate inhaler type and in training patients to use their inhaler correctly.
Mastery of the correct technique will support more accurate drug delivery in a range of DPI and MDI inhalers and good patient compliance, resulting in better disease management.
Using a hygienic single-use disposable inhaler simulator, AIM provides clear feedback and information to support correct technique including:
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The battery powered AIM provides accurate and objective live feedback on inspiratory flow rate and breath hold during inhaler use. A summary visual result is displayed to clearly illustrate the difference between good and poor technique. The parts of the inhalation process which a patient has yet to master, including factors that are difficult to observe by eye, are clearly highlighted thereby enabling physicians to concentrate on specific aspects of patient technique.
|Aerosol Inhalation Trainer (AIM)|
|Dimensions||Net: 165mm x 133mm x 39.6mm|
|Weight||Net: 260g (incl. batteries and tubing)|
|Flow detection principle||Differential pressure sensor|
|Flow impedance of inhaler simulator mouthpiece||DPI: 0.49 cmH2O/L/min at 50 L/min. |
MDI & Spacer: 0.016 cmH2O/L/min at 50 L/min
|Flow detection||Flow sampling @ 20Hz|
|Maximum flow||100 L/min|
|Flow accuracy when operated in operating temperature range conditions||Better than ±5% or 5L/min|
|Power Supply||4 x AAA|
|Battery Life||1 year when using one session per day, with three tests per session, and an average of five sessions per week.|
|AIM (Aerosol Inhalation Monitor)|
|Power Supply||AAA x 4|
|Weight||Net: 260g (inc. batteries and tubing) Gross: 310g|
|Dimensions||Net: 165mm x 133mm x 39.6mm Gross: 190mm x 140mm x 65mm|
The AIM is an effective training tool which detects and measures the elements required for correct inhaler technique such as actuation, inspiratory flow rate and breath hold time and compares these with known requirements for effective drug delivery.
The AIM will give either a good, poor or fail indicator, showing which element of the technique caused the problem (if applicable).
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