James Dieffenderfer’s VitalFlo Spirometer won the first prize of $150,000 in the 2014 CIMIT-MGH-APF Primary Healthcare national competition. Dieffenderfer’s team is developing a low-cost, compact, handheld spirometer that communicates to a cell phone and server to enable the patient, caregiver, and physician to collaborate in the management of asthma or COPD. The VitalFlo project is […]
NC State’s “VitalFlo” project led by ECE alumnus (BS EE 2010) — and current ECE graduate assistant — James Dieffenderfer has won the first prize of $150,000 from the Center for Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology (CIMIT)’s Student Technology Prize in Primary Healthcare competition. Read more in the original article.
In order to allow physicians to better understand the respiratory impairment of their patients, we have developed the VitalFlo spirometer. VitalFlo is a low power, portable spirometer that connects to a smartphone to provide a comprehensive approach to monitoring respiratory function. VitalFlo offers respiratory impaired patients a convenient way to track the condition of their […]
Vitalflo James Dieffenderfer, Mike Brown, and Leigh Johnson North Carolina State University, Apex, NC Over 25 million Americans have been diagnosed with asthma, and of those, 16 million are between the ages of 18-64. Over 60% of asthmatics own a peak flow meter (PFM); however, only about 35% actually use their PFM due to varying […]
Last fall a group of students in the MBA Product Innovation class, which is sponsored by the NC State’s ASSIST Research Engineering Center, continued to work on their idea after the term ended and then entered this work in the NASA Tech Brief’s “Create the Future” Contest Medical Devices category. The members of team are […]
VitalFlo, a small handheld spirometer about the size of an i-phone that helps consumers monitor their breathing, won the Medical Design category at the NASA Tech Briefs Create the Future Contest, placing first from over 80 entries submitted by engineers from around the world… Read more in original article