Science » Technologies and discoveries
Author`s name Michael Simpson

Siberian Scientists Developed Gymnastics to Do Away With Asthma - 27 February, 2003

These unusual breathing exercises are done without instructors, with the help of a special computer program operating online. Scientists from the Technical Design Institute of Computer Techniques in the Russian Academy of Sciences developed this simulator. The principle of capnography is the basis of its work, it means that the simulator can register carbonic gas concentration in the outward breath. Doctors say it is  the only safe and simple method to control breathing and problems connected with breathing; the method also helps establish effectiveness of medical treatment.

In addition to capnography, the scientists also employed the biological feedback principle in the simulator: now patients can watch changes of their outward breath on a computer monitor and control it in case if problems arise.

Such “electronic breathing instructors” can be used not only for medical treatment of people suffering from bronchial asthma, hyperventilation syndrome, etc. They are also very important for rehabilitation of patients suffering from hypertension, ischemia, psychosomatic disorders, in sports medicine for breathing coaching and for evaluation of reserves of the breathing system.  

Altaiskiy Krai newspaper

Comments
Kremlin wants foreign invaders out of Syria
Amnesty International wants world leaders to ignore World Cup 2018 in Russia
Iran's next moves on nuclear deal much more important - Kremlin
Kremlin on failed nuclear missile tests: 'Listen to President Putin and believe him!'
Kremlin on failed nuclear missile tests: 'Listen to President Putin and believe him!'
Iran's next moves on nuclear deal much more important - Kremlin
Donald Trump suddenly falls for glorious Russian tradition to hold military parades
Students of UC reinvent the consumption of legumes
Iran's next moves on nuclear deal much more important - Kremlin
Kremlin on failed nuclear missile tests: 'Listen to President Putin and believe him!'
Russia threatens to raise tariffs on US goods worth $538 million
Iran's next moves on nuclear deal much more important - Kremlin
Venezuela may expect another Panama scenario from 1989
Pentagon's goal in the Middle East is to trigger major war between Israel and Iran
Kremlin on failed nuclear missile tests: 'Listen to President Putin and believe him!'
Kremlin on failed nuclear missile tests: 'Listen to President Putin and believe him!'
Kremlin on failed nuclear missile tests: 'Listen to President Putin and believe him!'
Kremlin on failed nuclear missile tests: 'Listen to President Putin and believe him!'
Foreign Ministry official explains why Russia had to sell Alaska to US
Kremlin on failed nuclear missile tests: 'Listen to President Putin and believe him!'
Kremlin on failed nuclear missile tests: 'Listen to President Putin and believe him!'