How to measure wind power

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by frankmike, Jan 3, 2012.

  1. SmoothOperator

    SmoothOperator Mezzo Forte User

    Jul 14, 2010
    My mother was a semi asthmatic, she had trouble exhaling properly(even though she swam miles everyday). She had a little gauge that she would blow into daily to help her develop the coordination. I am not sure what it was measuring.

    Personally I could care less about pressure, though there maybe other measurements that would be interesting, at least for bench marking.
  2. CuriousMe

    CuriousMe New Friend

    Jan 2, 2012
    New York
    It might have been a peak flow meter. It basically measures the force that you can blow out (again, to give an idea of how constricted the airway is). Its a more rudimentary measure than FEV1, but useful for treating asthma at home (and having a semi-objective way to gauge how open or constricted the airway is).

    I haven't seen one used to improve breathing coordination though. I've seen them used much like someone with diabetes uses a blood glucose monitor. It helps them manage their disease.

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