Respiratory Gas Analysis
By interrogating the gas exchange occurring in the lungs during breathing we can learn a lot about respiratory processes.
The exchange of gases (O2 & CO2) between the alveoli and blood occurs by simple diffusion: O2 diffusing from the alveoli into the blood and CO2 from the blood into the alveoli. Diffusion requires a concentration gradient. So, the concentration (or pressure) of O2 in the alveoli must be kept at a higher level that in the blood & the concentration (or pressure) of CO2 in the alveoli must be kept at a lower level than in the blood. We do this by breathing - continuously bringing fresh air (with a high percentage of O2 and much smaller fraction of CO2) into the lungs and alveoli.
Products and Solutions
In conjunction with our complete system shown below, any device (i.e. ergometer, exercise bike, treadmill) with an analog output (+/- 10V) can be connected to a PowerLab data acquisition system for synchronization of event in LabChart. So you have even more flexibility and can integrate all your data streams in one place.
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Flexible Data Acquisition
ADInstruments systems provide an integrated solution to advance life science research. With the combination of LabChart or LabChart Lightning analysis software and a PowerLab data acquisition unit, you have the flexibility to collect and synchronize a wide range of signals for analysis. We also offer a range of LabChart compatible solutions able to stream directly in LabChart.
All your analysis in one place
LabChart software is designed specifically for life science data and provides up to 32 channels for data display and analysis options that are powerful and easy to use. With auto-recognition of ADI and LabChart Compatible hardware, multi-window views, one touch recording, simultaneous recording from multiple devices, specialized preconfigured settings, easy sharing options and an interface that can be customized to show only the features you want to use.
Features and Add-Ons
Additional acquisition and analysis options to support your Respiratory Gas Analysis analysis: