One of the most important vital signs of our body – Respiratory rate is the most ignored. It indicates several medical conditions like asthma, pneumonia, cardiac arrests and even cancer. It also affects emotional and mental state, physical conditions and even exercise or sports performances. Respiratory rate is more sensitive in diagnosing these conditions compared to other vital signs of the body. However, it is not routinely measured when there is abundant technology, tools and sensors available to monitor it, especially with critical implications it has on betterment of healthcare, work settings, sports and exercise.
What we need to understand here is the importance of respiratory rate monitoring and its efficacy, which will help improve the development of more respiratory rate monitoring services. A research article by Andrea Nicolò, Carlo Massaroni, Emiliano Schena, and Massimo Sacchetti published in NIH reviews the various approaches of respiratory rate monitoring in multidisciplinary fields. This article identifies 13 respiratory rate monitoring goals like – presence of breathing, adverse cardiac arrest, sleeping disorders, cognitive strength, mental health, various kinds of pain, respiratory facts and biofeedback and many more.
These measuring goals are invaluable and have effective and suitable techniques and tools to monitor each issue with specific measuring units. In addition to this the importance of respiratory rate monitoring in the physiological aspect is also vital to accomplish data for future developments in the field of medical science.