KoKo Respirometers

Industry-leading, mechanical respirometers

Respirometry is a general term for the measurement of respiration in humans and animals. Respiration is the act of inhaling and exhaling air in order to exchange oxygen for carbon dioxide. A respirometer can be used to measure the rate of respiration by measuring the volume of oxygen breathed in over a set period of time. Respirometers are often used in recovery to wean people off ventilators by measuring a patient’s tidal and minute volumes. They are also used to help people to breathe spontaneously and mechanically.

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There are many types of respirometers on the market, so it is important to find out which type best suits you and your patients. There are three main types of respirometers: general-purpose respirometers operating on a full-scale measurement (Wright Mark 8), the ability to measure paediatric patients (Wright Mark 14) and the ability to measure both tidal and minute volume (Haloscale Standard). All these respirometers have an inner and outer dial which all record different volumes. The Wright Mark 8 and Wright Mark 14 are mechanical respirometers as opposed to electronic respirometers. This means they don’t have to be plugged into a system making them extremely portable. Mechanical respirometers have also been found to be more accurate than electronic respirometers. Therefore, a mechanical respirometer is definitely worth considering to ensure that you are receiving readings that are as accurate as possible.

A respirometer can get damaged over time from being used frequently. Because of this, you should consider looking for a respirometer that comes with a protective case or buying a protective case separately for your respirometer. KoKo respirometers come with an optional protective cover kit that acts to protect the respirometer from inadvertent impacts whilst in use. The protective cover kit includes a safety harness and a fully padded storage case.

Other factors to consider when purchasing a respirometer machine include:

  • How much does it weigh and what are its dimensions?
  • Is it easy to use?
  • Does it come with any adapters?

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