Apparatus And Method For Simulating Inhalation Efforts

Abstract

An inhalation simulation system is provided for use with inhalers in particular breath-powered dry powder inhalers. The simulation system can recreate a patient's inhalation profile obtained with an inhaler adapted with a sensing and monitoring device for the detection of characteristic signals generated from the inhaler in use, which signals are transmitted to a computer with an algorithm which is configured to analyze the signals and generate new signals via a transmitter to actuate the inhalation simulation system component parts so that a subject's inhalation profile is replicated simultaneously or in real-time, or stored for later use. Methods of measuring the performance of inhalers are also provided.


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  • Publication: Jul 18, 2017
  • Application: Mar 24, 2015
    US US 201514667539 A
  • Priority: Mar 24, 2015
    US US 201514667539 A
  • Priority: Jun 19, 2012
    US US 201213505729 A
  • Priority: Nov 3, 2010
    US US 2010/0055323 W
  • Priority: Nov 3, 2009
    US US 25781309 P

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