German Geratherm Bodystik


Full Body Plethysmography is widely considered the gold standard for Pulmonary function testing (PFT). The Bodystik represents Geratherm Respiratorys gold standard  PFT system allowing the  measurement of respiratory resistance, lung volumes including residual volume as well as full spirometry and inspiratory expiratory pressure measurements. Bodyplethysmography assists in the differential diagnosis of obstructive and restrictive lung diseases and can be important in identifying the cause of dyspnoea.



optimizes patient comfort and procedures

The Bodystik full body plethysmograph is designed with comfort in mind. Comfort of both, patients and users. Incorporating a sturdy swing-out-chair, patients with restricted mobility are able to access the box in comfortthis design also makes assisting patients with restricted mobility easier for the user.

The fully height adjustable arm is adjusted electronically via a simple and intuitive control panel, on the outside of the cabin, allowing for small adjustments even when the cabin door is closed. This compact electronic arm helps to increase the useable internal space of the Bodystik again adding to patient comfort.

The powerful BLUE CHERRY® software suite is enabled with functions that support the performance and control of breathing, thus the user is able to easily monitor and support the patient during testing. Bodystik optimises workflow and fits seamlessly into the daily clinical routines.

The Bodystik can be enhanced with the addition of the optional Geratherm Respiratory Difustik allowing lung diffusion (DLCo) measurements to be performed withing the Bodystik via the standard device arm. The gas supply is fed directly to the patient via a demand valve and the integrated infrared gas analyser enables fast diffusion measurements to be made without moving the patient.

Further software options allow the measurement of MIP (Maximum Inspiratory Pressure) and MEP (Maximum Expiratory Pressure). MIPs and MEPs give important information about respiratory drive, the respiratory muscles and the auxiliary respiratory muscles, this measurement allows investigation of neuromuscular disorders, such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).