ATS/ERS Statement on Technical Standards for The Forced Oscillation Technique

Chairs: Gregory King & Ellie Oostveen

This Task Force aims to update the document “The forced oscillation technique in clinical practice: methodology recommendations and future developments” published in 2003 in ERJ which summarised the technology at that time, recommended hardware specifications, summarised the clinical data for FOT to inform clinicians and suggested useful areas of need in clinical research.


Given the large body of published work since then, and the increasing activity in FOT research and increased commercial availability of the technology, the Working Group intends to develop a comprehensive Technical Standards for FOT. The Task Force will also identify knowledge gaps which need to be addressed by future research.