Optoelectronic plethysmography - a new technic to measure changes of chest wall volume

Agnieszka Skoczylas, Paweł Śliwiński
Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2007;75(1):81-87.

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Vol 75, No 1 (2007)
Published online: 2007-04-13
Submitted: 2013-02-22


Optoelectronic plethysmography (OEP) is a new, noninvasive diagnostic tool that allows to measure changes of chest wall volume and its three compartments. Mathematical basis of the method, elements of the system and possibilities of combining OEP with other recording techniques used in pneumonology were discussed in details. OEP applications, results of the latest investigations and development perspectives were briefly presented.


optoelectronic plethysmography; chest wall volume changes; rib cage; spirometry; respiratory mechanics; diaphragm; respiratory muscles

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Optoelectronic plethysmography - a new technic to measure changes of chest wall volume


Pneumologia i Alergologia Polska


Vol 75, No 1 (2007)



Published online


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Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2007;75(1):81-87.


optoelectronic plethysmography
chest wall volume changes
rib cage
respiratory mechanics
respiratory muscles


Agnieszka Skoczylas
Paweł Śliwiński

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