Peter Robbins, our Co-theme Lead for Respiratory Medicine, introduces new technology developed for assessing both patients with respiratory diseases and those in critical care:
Our technology is designed to measure, with extraordinary precision, the concentrations and flows of different gases while patients breathe. To do this, we use a technique called laser absorption spectroscopy. Using modern advances in computing, we process these data to calculate new aspects of human function that can be used to assess and monitor both patients with respiratory disease and patients who are in shock and are being managed in critical care units. A longer version of this video can be found on this page.