If you have a lung condition, Aluna can greatly improve your at-home healthcare experience. From tracking symptoms to monitoring attacks, learn how to take control of your lung health.
Aluna is a portable spirometry device that allows you to monitor your lung health at home, without having to go to the doctor’s office. It is a small device that measures your FEV1 (forced expiratory volume) score and if used regularly, can help provide insight based on your individual patterns.
To measure your lung capacity and rate of exhalation, simply breathe in deeply, close your lips over the portable spirometer and then exhale as quickly as possible. Your Aluna device connects to your smartphone so that you can quickly see your test results. Additionally, Aluna allows you to log daily symptoms and their severity, common triggers, flare-ups, and full-on asthma attacks. It has also proved beneficial for those with Cystic Fibrosis and other chronic lung issues.
Your doctor can use this information to remotely monitor and prescribe treatments for your lung conditions.
Frequently Asked Questions About Aluna
We understand that a lot of thought and care goes into monitoring your lung health, so information is important. Here are some frequently asked questions about Aluna that may answer some of yours.
1. What does my spirometry score mean?
Your FEV1 test measures how much air you can exhale in 1 second. Each test provides you with a percentage, higher percentages being better and lower percentages being worse. After a few tests, you’ll notice a pattern between your average score and fluctuations. A spirometry score that dips too far below your average score means that you should contact your doctor.
2. Can I log in to Aluna on multiple devices?
Your Aluna account can be accessed from multiple devices at the same time. Simply log into your account the same way you would with any other app. This is a particularly helpful feature for parents of kids with asthma. Your child can be logged in from their phone or device, and even when they are gone, you can see their data from your phone or device.
3. How do I export data to my doctor?
One of the benefits of your Aluna device is the ability to send test scores, symptoms, and more to your doctor with the touch of a button. Before you can send data to your doctor, make sure you have set up the Mail app on your phone. Then, tap the profile icon in the lower-left corner of the screen, tap the “history” button, tap the “export” button, select “Create Report,” and enter your doctor’s email address.
4. Which smartphones are compatible with Aluna?
At this point in time, Aluna is only compatible with iPhones 6S and above. Your phone must be updated with the latest version of iOS. We will be launching Aluna for Android soon. You can subscribe to Aluna for further updates.
5. How long does Aluna’s battery charge last?
Aluna charges very quickly and lasts a long time on one charge. If you use your device every day, a full charge will last you about a month. You only have to charge your spirometer for an hour to reach full charge, but you can charge it enough to take a test in under a minute.
6. How can I clean my Aluna device?
Since your spirometer goes into your mouth, we recommend that you clean it weekly. You can easily clean your Aluna device by removing the mouthpiece and gently washing with warm, soapy water. You can remove the mouthpiece from your spirometer by pressing the device against a flat surface until the mouthpiece dislodges. Make sure you dry the mouthpiece thoroughly (at least an hour) before placing it back on the device.