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Do you know what you breathe in? A trial starting today monitors exposure to air pollution – volunteers will get important information about the health effects of their environment

15.3.2021 Press release

HELSINKI 15.3.2021 – In the Tiedä mitä hengität trial, volunteers living in the Capital Region of Finland use a smartphone application to monitor how exposure to air pollution impacts how they feel. The trial aims to find ways to utilize air quality data for better wellbeing of citizens. Volunteer enrollment starts on Monday 15th March. […]

Air Quality Forecasts Are Important Health Information for Everyone

10.3.2021 Living with Asthma

Just like in many other European countries earlier, the end of February got Finland surprised with weird, brownish snow. The reason for this was sand, flying in the air all the way from the Saharan desert and finally landing with the snow, giving it the orange colour. The sand dust also made the air quality […]

What Are FEV1, FEV6 and FVC? Read Here What These Common Spirometry Values Mean

18.2.2021 Living with Asthma

Numbers, charts and funny abbreviations – reading your spirometry results can feel a little overwhelming in the beginning. What do the values actually mean? Read on to learn about four important values that you’ll get with our KAMU Spiro, a mobile spirometer designed for home use. FEV1 – How Much You Exhaled During the First […]

How to Take a Spirometry Test at Home

28.1.2021 Living with Asthma

Most people who have asthma only take a spirometry (lung function test) occasionally, during a doctor’s appointment and monitor their lung condition at home with a peak flow meter. Now, however, it is possible to take a spirometry test at home, too. Follow these steps and get as reliable spirometry results as possible with KAMU […]

Study: Supported Self-Management Is Key In Managing Asthma

When treating chronic respiratory conditions, the aim is to achieve as many symptom-free days as possible through good treatment balance. The secret lies in empowering the patients themselves to monitor their lung condition, symptoms and use of medication as advised by healthcare professionals. Achieving a good treatment balance of asthma or other lung condition not […]