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Whistler LFMi

Lung function measuring instrument

Whistler LFMi

The question

"As paediatrician, I see many young children with bronchial problems. Because there are no instruments that can measure the lung function of very young children, the need developed for a new, user-friendly, and hand-held device" Prof Dr C.K. van der Ent – paediatrician-pneumonologist– says.

The bridge

The Whistler has been developed by CCM Centre for Concepts in Mechatronics, Pontes Medical, and WeLL Design, in close collaboration with paediatrician-pneumonologist Prof Dr Van der Ent from the UMC Utrecht.


• Improved diagnosis.
• Can be used for people from 0 to 100 years.
• Less unnecessary use of medication.

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Tel: +31-88-1168 700

Mathijs van Dijk from WeLL Design

Pontes is an example of how Open Innovation can be given shape

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