Spirometry function based COPD detection and staging

Wikipedia states that Spirometry (meaning the measurement of breath) is the most common of the pulmonary function tests, measuring lung function, specifically the amount (volume) and/or speed (flow) of air that can be inhaled and exhaled. Spirometry is an important tool used for generating pneumotachographs, which are helpful in assessing conditions such as asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, cystic fibrosis, and Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Presently accepted methods for COPD are based on the selection of a few specific points from the output graph and they are not reliable enough. In this project, we develop additional more robust measures for staging COPD.