Tech Talks: Medical

Testing Home Healthcare Medical Devices


Treating patients with chronic conditions outside the hospital is a growing trend due to aging populations, the increase of chronic respiratory conditions such as sleep apnea or COPD, and the cost effectiveness of home healthcare treatments. Medical therapy equipment has gotten smaller and lighter, battery life has increased, and device reliability and ease of use have improved. As a result, home healthcare medical equipment such as PAP therapy devices (CPAPs, BPAPs, and APAPs) and portable oxygen concentrators are seeing widespread use.

To ensure the sensors embedded in these therapy devices are functioning properly, the equipment needs to be calibrated or checked prior to patient use or between use on different patients. The 5000 Series mass flow meters are ideal for testing home healthcare medical devices and come in a range of models to suit various applications. These new laboratory meters can measure standard and volumetric flow, differential pressure, flow volume, humidity, and more. This Tech Talk goes beyond talking about the testing of homecare devices and demonstrates via video how 5000 Series flow meters can make testing easier.


Scott Lombardi, Global Product Manager, Flow and Biomedical Instrumentation, TSI Incorporated


Lisa Arrigo, Tech Briefs Media Group