Evaluation of Oxa for Breathing Monitoring

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This paper validates the accuracy of Oxa's respiratory monitoring capabilities, including phase, rate, and tidal volume, compared to a medical-grade device (Quark CPET device from COSMED).

  • Oxa was tested against gold standard spirometry and performed well at different breathing rates, challenging breathing exercises and even during sports. Oxa stayed within +-4% compared to spirometry.
  • Smartwatches only provide average breathing rate, no live breathing signal. Also, especially for slow breathing rates (which is the case at rest, during meditation or during sleep), a widely used smartwatch was tested which estimated the breathing rate in average 2.5 times too high.
Angelina Sarycheva
May 28, 2024

MA, CPT accredited by The International Sports Science Association, is a health writer and Content Lead at Oxa Life. With over five years in the health and wellness industry, her expertise, rooted in hands-on experience with leading wellness brands, is to deliver impactful health content to a global audience.

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