7Breaths is an application to make measuring the respiratory rate clinically (i.e. by a person watching) easy.
Medical dogma says that the respiratory rate must be measured over 1 minute. We wonder if this can be challenged. It is common practise to sample over 30 or even 15 seconds and then multiply up. But the accuracy is going to be very dependant on the actual respiratory rate. I.e. slow rates will have higher errors with 15 second samples.
We wondered if measuring over a fixed number of breaths (maybe 7) will account for these differences in sampling. So this app has been put out there in the first instance to collect lots of data over the full one minute sampling. We can then use that data to determine if counting just 7 breaths works.
We are grateful to everyone that volunteers and helps us with this project.
Ratings and Reviews
Please update to work with IOS 11
Rely on this daily to test heart rate for pet with cardiac problems, please update as just updated both phone and iPad as did not know it would not work at all. Thank you
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.