AffloVest Mobile Mechanical HFCWO vest therapy was specifically engineered to mimic the gold standard of manual chest physical therapy, streamline treatment, enhance airway clearance, help mobilize lung secretions, and promote treatment adherence. With no bulky tubes and generators as found in other HFCWO therapies, the AffloVest can be utilized in any postural position (for example laying down, standing, sitting, inclined, reclined, etc.) to help improve secretion mobilization. Recent studies have shown that moving patients into different positions affects ventilation in two different ways. First, a change in body position alters regional ventilation. Second, by increasing the mobility of a patient, oxygen demand increases, resulting in a corresponding increase in minute ventilation and lung volumes. The resultant increase in ventilation allows air to move into obstructed lung units by interdependence and collateral ventilation.⁸
AffloVest is designed to increase therapy adherence through mobility during use, which can provide more consistent therapy compliance and an improved quality of life.