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Breathing Easy

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NCSU DOCTORAL STUDENT’S NEW SPIROMETER COULD IMPROVE LIVES OF ASTHMA PATIENTS Patients suffering from respiratory ailments such as asthma currently have limited options for measuring their breathing. They either can use peak flow meters, which tend not to be very accurate, or spirometers, which are so expensive that some physicians’ offices don’t carry them. Read […]

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An Entrepreneurial Mindset

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For MBA student London White, attending NC State was an easy choice — in fact, he is on his way to earning his third degree from the Poole College of Management. We asked White about his entrepreneurial ventures and why NC State was the right choice for him both as a student and as a […]

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Viemetrics wins top $10K prize at LuLu eGames

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RALEIGH, N.C. — Viemetrics, a company that has developed a low-cost, portable spirometer that can potentially predict asthma attacks, won the $10,000 first prize prize for new ventures at the 2017 Lulu eGames yesterday. Lulu eGames awarded more than $100,000 in prize money across six different categories, including the Daugherty Endowment category for companies who have […]

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James Dieffenderfer, a BME PhD student, wins first prize at CIMIT contest

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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 […]

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Portable Spirometer for Improved Asthma Management

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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 […]