Respiration Is A Key Vital Sign

Respiration rate is an important vital sign. Manual methods of determining respiration rate are somewhat unreliable and are limited by their intermittent nature. 

There are some continuous methods for monitoring respiration but they are limited by either being poorly tolerated by patients or being inaccurate.

Abnormal respiration rate, either too high (tachypnea), too low (bradypnea), or absent (apnea), is a sensitive indicator of distress that requires immediate medical intervention and is often the first indicator of disease or illness.

In spite of its clinical importance, respiration rate is the last core vital sign without a reliable and continuous monitoring method that patients can easily tolerate.

What does a respiration waveform look like?

How do we know this is accurate?

RDI's technology compared to current state of the art measurement of respiratory effort


RDI's respiration monitoring device is intended to be used throughout life, not limited to the first few years. Respiration tells us a lot, at all ages.