Linshom Is able to monitor and display respiratory rate and tidal volume
data in real time and does not suffer from high cost or motion artifact.
Capnography does not provide tidal volume data, is a delayed
measurement compared to Linshom, suffers from motion artifact and is
expensive, complicated, and cumbersome.
Pulse Oximetry is not a respiratory monitor, but rather a saturation
monitor. It is hampered by motion artifact, ambient light artifact and can
be misleading when supplemental oxygen is provided to the patient.
Plethysmography based technology could be expensive, is cumbersome, suffers
from motion artifact and could provide misleading information when
utilized in a patient that is obstructed but exhibits chest movement.
Acoustic Monitoring does not provide tidal volume and could
not be utilized in patients with impediments to placement on the neck
(beard, neck collar, tracheostomy, etc.). Price is not known.
Nursing rounds are intermittent, only capture a data-point in time, and
nursing is expensive.