added

Spirometry metrics added to Inform API

On 12/10/2019 the following spirometry metrics were added to the Inform API. With this the "peak_flow" metric has been depreciated and replaced with "pef".

Type

Definition

Data Type

Standard Units

fef_25_75

Forced expiratory flow (FEF) over the middle one half of the Forced Vital Capacity (FVC); the average flow from the point at which 25 percent of the FVC has been exhaled to the point at which 75 percent of the FVC has been exhaled,

float

L/s

fet

Forced Expiratory Time (FET) measures the length of the expiration.

float

ms

fev1

Forced expiratory volume (FEV1) measures how much air a person can exhale during the first forced breath.

float

L

fev1_per_fvc

Represents the proportion of a person's vital capacity that they are able to expire in the first second of forced expiration (FEV1) to the full, forced vital capacity (FVC). The result of this ratio is expressed as FEV1%.

float

percent

fvc

Forced vital capacity (FVC) is the total amount of air exhaled during the FEV test.

float

L

pef

The peak expiratory flow (PEF), also called peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR), is a person's maximum speed of expiration, as measured with a peak flow meter.

float

L/s