Different Types of Respiratory Rate Monitors

Over the years in the field of medical science, researchers have found out that Respiratory Rate is the most vital and yet most neglected sign. It is measured inaccurately and often overlooked while assessing a person’s health. Respiratory rate should be accurately measured and clearly documented. With advancing technology, many companies have come up with respiratory rate monitors and other vital sign monitoring systems. In this article, we will tell you about Equivital- one of the most trusted brands in this field.

About Equivital:

Equivital develops products that focus on encouraging and instilling the importance of good health among people. The products designed by Equivital are professional, easily wearable and high tech. Due to these factors, the products are very precise and accurate. Equivital offers a range of products- Training and Research (TnR), Black Ghost and Orann.

Training and Research (TnR)

The TnR range includes a wide range of accessories. Some of them are Core Temperature Capsules, Dermal patches, Bluetooth blood pressure cuffs and oxygen saturation monitors.

Black Ghost

Black Ghost provides real-time situational awareness during a military training. It uses data sent from the body worn sensors to provide live information for critical decision making. The information provided by it includes geo-location, geo-fencing and safety alerts and alarms from soldiers within the training environment.


Orann systems capture, collate and report from various datasets that include continuous physiological activities, respiratory endpoints, sleep and activity, glucose monitoring, etcetera. These systems provide safety along with effectiveness throughout the research and development processes.

EQ02 LifeMonitor

The EQ02 LifeMonitor is the flagship product of Equivital. It is a body worn sensor that helps in sensing, recording, monitoring and intelligently processing the data captured from the user and transmits this data over a wireless/wired interface. This data can be viewed in real time in any eqView software suite application. This application is compatible with android and RIM operating systems.

LifeMonitor is a multi-parameter device that monitors the ECG and Heart Rate, Respiratory Rate, Skin temperature and Body temperature simultaneously. It also has special features like motion status, fall alert and accelerometer.

What makes LifeMonitor unique from other Respiratory Rate Monitors in the market are some of its salient features:

The data collected from the external sensory channels are of high quality and there are negligible chances of data lossThe monitor is developed for a long wear comfort and is extremely light weightHas a battery life of up to 48 hoursHas a memory of 8GB that supports up to 7 weeks of data logging

LifeMonitor is used in professional military organisations, human performance training and research and safety critical applications. These devices are customizable for integration with command and control systems. The easy setup enables the users to get started without much effort and the data precision boosts their confidence.

Equivital has a global user base and its partner network is growing rapidly. The products are designed to have a positive impact on the lives of so many people across the globe. The products are available directly on their website and can also be purchased from the network of distributors across 20 countries.

We hope that this article gave you an insight into the functioning and uses of respiratory rate monitor.