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PIKO PiKo-6 User Manual


PIKO PiKo-6 User Manual




The PIKO PiKo-6 is an electronic lung health monitor that measures the forced expiratory volume in the first second of expiration (FEV1) and the forced expiratory volume accumulated in the first six seconds of expiration (FEV6). It is designed to monitor respiratory conditions such as COPD and asthma. It also displays the test results in a color-coded format relative to the patient's reference values and evaluates the quality of the blow. The PIKO PiKo-6 is compliant with the ATS/EU scale and has a memory capacity of 96 tests.


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How to Use the PIKO PiKo-6




To use the PIKO PiKo-6, follow these steps:



  • Turn on the device by pressing the operate button. The device will perform a self-test and show the battery level.



  • Attach the mouthpiece to the device and make sure it is clean and dry.



  • Stand or sit upright and take a deep breath. Hold the device horizontally and place the mouthpiece in your mouth. Seal your lips around it and make sure there are no air leaks.



  • Blow out as hard and fast as you can for at least six seconds or until you hear a beep. Do not cough or stop blowing during the test.



  • The device will display your FEV1, FEV6, and FEV1/FEV6 ratio values and their corresponding color zones. It will also show a Q-Factor indicator to indicate the quality of your blow. If the Q-Factor is low, you should repeat the test.



  • Repeat steps 3 to 5 two more times. The device will store the best result of the three tests in its memory.



  • To review your stored results, press and hold the operate button until you see "MEM" on the display. Then press the operate button repeatedly to scroll through your results. The device will show the date, time, and values of each test.



  • To turn off the device, press and hold the operate button until you see "OFF" on the display. Remove the mouthpiece and store it in a clean and dry place.




How to Set Reference Values




The reference values are used to determine the color zones of your test results. The color zones are green, yellow, and red, indicating good, moderate, and poor lung function respectively. The reference values can be either personal best values or predicted values based on your age, height, gender, and ethnicity. You should consult your healthcare professional to determine your reference values and how to set them on your device.


To set reference values on your device, follow these steps:



  • Turn on the device by pressing the operate button. The device will perform a self-test and show the battery level.



  • Press and hold the operate button until you see "SET" on the display. Then release the button.



  • The device will show "REF" on the display, indicating that you can set your reference type. You can choose between personal best (PB) or predicted (PR) values. To change the reference type, press the operate button repeatedly until you see your desired option. To confirm your selection, press and hold the operate button until you hear a beep.



  • The device will show "FEV1" on the display, indicating that you can set your FEV1 reference value. To change the value, press the operate button repeatedly until you see your desired value. To confirm your selection, press and hold the operate button until you hear a beep.



  • The device will show "FEV6" on the display, indicating that you can set your FEV6 reference value. To change the value, press the operate button repeatedly until you see your desired value. To confirm your selection, press and hold the operate button until you hear a beep.



  • The device will show "RAT" on the display, indicating that you can set your FEV1/FEV6 ratio reference value. To change the value, press the operate button repeatedly until you see your desired value. To confirm your selection, press and hold the operate button until you hear a beep.



  • The device will show "END" on the display, indicating that you have completed the setting process. To exit the setting mode, press and hold the operate button until you see "OFF" on the display.




How to Download Data from the PIKO PiKo-6




The PIKO PiKo-6 has an infrared communication window that allows you to transfer your stored data to a computer or a smartphone. You will need a compatible software and a cable or an adapter to connect your device to your computer or smartphone. You can download the software from the PIKO website.


To download data from your device, follow these steps:



  • Turn on your computer or smartphone and launch the software.



  • Connect your device to your computer or smartphone using the cable or the adapter.



  • Follow the instructions on the software to initiate the data transfer.



  • The software will display your data in a graphical or tabular format. You can view, analyze, print, or export your data as you wish.



  • When you are done, disconnect your device from your computer or smartphone and turn it off.




How to Maintain the PIKO PiKo-6




To ensure the accuracy and reliability of your device, you should follow these maintenance tips:



  • Clean the mouthpiece after each use with a soft cloth moistened with water or alcohol. Do not use any detergent or solvent.



  • Replace the mouthpiece if it is damaged or worn out.



  • Do not expose the device to extreme temperatures, humidity, dust, or direct sunlight.



  • Do not drop, hit, or shake the device.



  • Do not disassemble or modify the device.



  • Replace the battery when it is low. The device uses one CR2032 lithium battery. To replace the battery, open the battery compartment on the back of the device and insert a new battery with the positive side facing up. Close the battery compartment securely.



  • If you encounter any problem with your device, contact your supplier or the manufacturer for assistance.




References





  • [PIKO website]




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