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High Schooler 3D Prints Her Own Spirometer to Measure Asthmatic Breathing

Hannah Edge, a student maker from Dublin, California, has asthma. “As an asthmatic,” she said, “I found it difficult to keep track of my respiratory health with only a peak flow meter. I noted that most hospital spirometers were costly and not portable.” Deciding to build her own, she developed a compact spirometer that merged the old with new technologies, like 3D printing.

She made sure to make her spirometer portable as well, citing a hospital’s spirometer’s need to connect directly to a computer as a huge flaw. Edge’s spirometer connects to Android devices and saves the user’s information in a Cloud server, allowing the user to take the device with them and use it anywhere. You can find more information on Edge’s project on Maker Share.


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Jordan has spent much of his life writing about his many geeky pastimes. He's particularly passionate about indie game design and Japanese art, but loves interacting with creators from all walks of life.

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