BIOPAC® Systems, Inc. Logo

L13 Pulmonary Function II

BSL pulmonary function lesson
This BSL Pulmonary Function lesson demonstrates how to record and analyze Forced Vital Capacity, Forced Expiratory Volume (FEV 1,2,3) and Maximal Voluntary Ventilation (MVV), and builds on the principles established in L12 Pulmonary Function. Students will perform two tasks in order to record their data, and then they will compare their results with other students in the group and with published normal values for specified height, weight and age.
  • Great introduction to Pulmonary flow studies.
  • Automatically calculates values for FEV and MVV.
  • Uses a clinical grid for easy interpretation of the data.

Experimental Objectives

  1. To observe experimentally, record and/or calculate forced expiratory volume (FEV) and maximal voluntary ventilation (MVV).

  2. To compare the observed values of FEV with predicted normals.

  3. To compare MVV values with others in your class.

Tasks Performed by the Student

BSL Lessons are designed to allow at least four students to record and save data in a normal lab period (60-90 minutes). Typically, labs work most efficiently with three or more students working together at each BSL station.

Videos

BSL 4 L13 Pulmonary Function - FEV and MVV

BSL L13 MVV

Biopac Student Lab Student Download

Lesson Hardware

This lesson requires a Biopac Student Lab (BSL) System and the following hardware. If your BSL System does not include all hardware items, expand your system by selecting required items below. For more details, review the Lesson: L# BSL Lessons - see the Lab Manual or launch BSL; A# and H# BSL PRO Lessons, click the PDF link above to review full setup, recording, and analysis procedures.

Item Name Cart
Select Option Airflow Transducer Add to Cart
AFT3 Disp. Noseclip, 10/pk Add to Cart
AFT2 Disp. Mouthpiece, 22 mm 10/pk Add to Cart
AFT6A Cal. Syringe, 600 ml Add to Cart
Spotlight On
response and stimulus device

Chronos for BIOPAC

The Chronos®  USB-based response and stimulus device features millisecond accuracy in the areas of stimulus, response, sound output, and external device communication—this level of timing accuracy cannot be achieved using a keyboard, mouse, or onboard sound card. Chronos also gives users a solution for communicating with external devices (up to 16 digital inputs and outputs) […]

View All
Latest News

Alan Macy Honored as Local Hero

“Alan Macy: Scientist, Entrepreneur, and Visionary Community Builder” The Santa Barbara Independent honored Alan Macy as a Local Hero. “What makes Macy a Santa Barbara Independent Local Hero is the combination of vision, generosity, and persistence he has shown in bringing creative people together and in crafting innovative venues for them to collaborate. …For this, and for his […]

BIOPAC Releases New BioNomadix Smart Center System

Good quality data is important for reliable physiological research. No longer restrained to wires or stationary devices, BIOPAC’s newly released Smart Center is a lightweight and compact system designed to acquire quality data. The portable, wireless device offers high fidelity physiological data, allowing for subjects to be untethered while being recorded. The system includes the […]

Read All
Request a Demonstration
Request a Demonstration