Is Air Smart Spirometer a medical device?
Air Smart Spirometer received CE-certification as a Class IIa Medical Device developed according to the latest quality standards. It has been validated against the MiniSpir and Jaeger spirometers, considered to be gold standard.
What does the Air Smart Spirometer packaging contain?
It contains the device that connects to the smartphone via the audio jack, one replaceable disposable single use mouthpiece and the user manual.
How can I download the Air Smart app?
The app is available to download for free via the Apple Store and Google play store in the local language. You can just search for Air Smart Spirometer.
In which language is the app available?
Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Portuguese.
Which Android version is supported?
Kitkat, Lollipop and Marshmallow versions are supported.
Which iOS versions are supported?
At least iOS 8.0 or higher.
Which smartphone models are supported?
iOS: iPhone 4S up to iPhone 6s and iPhone 7 (with 3.5mm headphone jack adaptor).
Android: The smartphone needs to have a minimum amount of CPU power ("antutu score) to be able to operate the application as intended. Air Smart Application for Android requires the phone to have a minimum Antutu Score of 25.000. Please check if your Android phone is compatible by clicking here (link to external site).
For how long does Air Smart Spirometer last?
Air Smart Spirometer lasts for 1'000 full tests or about 2 years. That is about 10 tests per week for 2 years!
How should I best perform a spirometry test?
You can sit upright with no restrictions around your chest. You can also stand, but the important thing is that you are straight with your chest. Before performing the forced expiration, breathe normally for a few seconds, then take a deep breath with the mouthpiece and wrap your lips around the mouthpiece, followed by a further quick, full inspiration expiration.
It is important that you blow as fast as you can and until no more air comes out.
What if the device or app does not work?
After going through the troubleshoot section, should the device not work properly please send an email to email@example.com explaining what the issue is.
How do I get started?
Install the Air Smart Spirometer application from Apple Store or Google Play Store for free and open the application. Next step is to insert the device into the smartphone’s headphone jack. When this is done, please insert a FlowMir disposable turbine and follow the instructions in the application how to start a test.
How do I control that the device is connected correctly to my smartphone?
If you click on the “Settings” button in the app, and click “Check Device Status”, you will get feedback from the app informing you if it’s correctly connected to the smartphone. If the connection is correct, the app will display “OK” in green letters. If the connection is not correct, the device will display “Error” in red letters if the volume on the smartphone is not increased to its maximum or “Not Connected” in red letters if the device is not correctly connected.
Allow access to the smartphone’s microphone
It’s important to allow the device access to the smartphone’s microphone. The Air Smart app will ask you the first time for permission to access the smartphone’s microphone, which you need to accept if you want to use Air Smart Spirometer. If you accidentally deny the Air device access, you can change this in the settings menu of your smartphone and click on the Air Smart App icon and allow access.
Maximum volume of your smartphone
You also need to set the volume of your smartphone to be at maximum. If the volume is not at its max, the device will not operate, and the application will display a pop-up reminding you to set the volume at the maximum level. You can also check if the volume is correctly set by clicking “Check Device Status” in the settings menu in the Air Smart App. If the volume is not at its max, the “Device Status” field will say “Error” in red letters, if the volume is at max, the “Device Status” will say “OK” in green letters.
You can change the settings at any time change by clicking on the “Settings” button in the Air Smart application. If you are using the device for the first time, both the “Device Status” and “Last Checked” will say N/A. If you connect the Air Smart device to the smartphone as described in points 1-4 and click” Check Device Status”, N/A will change and give you feedback of your connection.
How do I know if the battery has run out?
Go to “Settings” and click on “Check Device Status”. If the application says “Not connected” in red, it means that the battery has run out.
If you quickly need access to the user manual, legal or regulatory information as well as get in touch with the Pond Healthcare Innovation for any query, you can access all of these features from the Air Smart App’s Help section by clicking on the “Help” button on the main screen.
How to start a test
Before starting a test, you need to set the profile of the patient. To do this, click on “Start test” and enter the profile of the patient (Gender, Height and Age). When this is done, you can click on “Proceed to test” and you will receive instructions for how to conduct a spirometry test, which you can share with the patient. When you have carefully read through the instructions, click “Start Test” and the device will be initialized by the application.
During a spirometry test
The application will give the patient feedback during a spirometry test via an animation at the top left corner of the screen.
The result screen
After each trial you can see the result directly on the screen. The result screen will display the flow-volume curve, FEV1, FVC, the ratio between FEV1/FVC and PEF as well for how long you have exhaled. You can add up to 5 trials per test. The software will automatically display the best curve and results for you. Please note that spirometry guidelines recommend at least 3 trials per test.
Share your results
You are always in control of your data and the data belongs to you. However, if you feel like sharing the data with your physician or loved ones you can easily do that by clicking on the share button at the top right corner of the result screen. The app automatically generates a pdf report of your results that can be shared or accessed later on.
I have followed the instructions in the app, but my Air Smart Spirometer is still not working?
The Air Smart Spirometer needs to be correctly connected to the smartphone via the headphone jacket. Sometimes there is dust inside the jacket, causing the audio connector from the Air Smart Spirometer not to be connected. Sometimes the headphone jacket is damaged. In order to check this, please plug in official headphones from the smartphone manufacturer and listen to music. If the sound quality is lower or distorted, your headphone jacket might be damaged causing the Air Smart Spirometer not to connect with your smartphone.