Chest Expansion and Symmetry (C.H.E.S.T) Meter

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Chest Expansion and Symmetry (C.H.E.S.T) Meter

Description

Description

The chest meter is a proprietary and innovative sleek and revolutionary device developed for the simultaneous measurement of chest expansion and chest expansion symmetry to improve the accuracy and objectiveness of the traditional method of measuring chest expansion length using a measuring tape and then measuring the chest expansion symmetry by using the palms with apposing fingers. The device therefore should increase the efficiency of this clinical examination by both saving time and improving the accuracy of the process.

Direction for Use

Direction for Use

  1. The device is held over the chest at the mid-line plane (mid-sternal point) using the mid-line indicator as a guide.
  2. The subject/patient is then asked to fully exhale while the device is strapped at the level of the nipple or 4th intercoastal space.
  3. The release knobs are then simultaneously pushed and the subject now asked to take a full breath for about 4 seconds while the device takes the readings.

Applications

Applications

  1. Fields of surgery
  2. Cardiology
  3. Pulmonology
  4. Physiology
  5. Physiotherapy
  6. Home use
  7. Sports/fitness

Precautions

Precautions

  1. Ensure that the CHEST meter is properly placed as directed
  2. Both release knobs should be pushed simultaneously
  3. Take the deep breath/full inhalation ONLY AFTER the release knobs have been pushed.
  4. Deep breath/inhalation should last at least 4 seconds