Simulation of individual nasal breathing
Functional 3D analysis and visualization
Functional 3D analysis of nasal breathing
Objectively assess individual breathing problems using 3D models
The functional 3D analysis of nasal breathing helps to get to the bottom of widespread breathing problems. Many people and also animals have trouble breathing. For example, when sleeping, during physical exercise, in the heat or during sports. Functional analysis of nasal breathing reveals non-physiological or pathological narrowing or deformation of the airways. These are in fact the cause of respiratory obstructions. But how do you describe a breathing problem? How can physicians investigate and objectively assess breathing problems? Functional analysis of nasal breathing by measuring nasal flow is only possible to a limited extent. This is because it affects breathing and does not provide details on the causes of individual breathing problems. In contrast, the functional analysis of nasal breathing using individual 3D models allows an objective representation of the underlying causes.
Improved diagnostics through functional 3D analysis of nasal breathing
Computer-aided diagnostics, as a new trend in healthcare, enables digital analysis of nasal breathing (“diANA”). We create high-precision 3D models of individual airways from medical image data. This allows the air flow to be simulated individually and analyzed without contact and interference from measuring instruments. The respiratory flow is evaluated by comparison with symptom-free breathing. Using functional analysis of nasal breathing based on 3D models, problematic airway regions can be precisely localized. Results can be illustrated for patient education and used to plan rhinosurgery.