AirflowVarious systems exist to measure the egressive (and ingressive)airflow (airpressure) from the oral and nasal cavities.
The SNORS system (super Nasal Oral Ratiometry System) is a clinical tool with a similar purpose to the nasometer.
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The Rothenberg system provides masks for adults and children but there is no anaysis software supplied.
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Physiologia system again uses both oral add nasal airflow
transducers. The oral airflow rate is measured by a grid
pneumotachograph (PTG) with a low dead volume, good linearity, and
a wide range on 6 scales: 5, 2, 1, 0.5, 0.2, and 0.1 dm3 per second
(or liters/second). The interface between the subject's face and
the transducer is achieved via flexible silicone rubber
mouthpiece.The nasal airflow transducer is identical to the buccal
airflow transducer. its location and shape were designed to
guarantee maximum nasal air evacuation and measurement accuracy.
The nasal airflow rate is measured in the nostrils using silicone
nosepieces of various sizes. The measurement scales and ranges are
the same as for the oral airflow transducer.
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