AffloVest Clinicial Support & Evidence

Tactile Medical is committed to providing clinical evidence to support our products. View a collection of recently completed clinical studies on HFCWO therapy vests and their impact on lung function scores, spirometry measurements, EMI output and noise production.

Reduction in Antibiotic Use, Emergency Visits and Hospitalizations in COPD/Bronchiectasis Patients after Initiating AffloVest® HFCWO Therapy

In a recent study, COPD and bronchiectasis patients using AffloVest high frequency chest wall oscillation therapy showed reduced hospitalizations for respiratory causes and better overall respiratory health.

coopper paper

Clinician’s Data Analysis: Lung function improvement maintained over 16 to 24 months with use of AffloVest™

Ongoing data collected for this clinician paper was collected from the same five patients after 16 to 24 months of treatment using the AffloVest. The data collected on the five AffloVest patients shows that lung improvement overall was maintained over that total time period.

coopper paper

AffloVest® Demonstrates Improved Lung Function in Patients with Cystic Fibrosis

In the following case study, five adolescent patients used the AffloVest by Tactile Medical for 3–5 months each and saw increased Pulmonary Function Test (PFT) scores. The objective of the study was to measure lung function scores before and after use to determine efficacy.

coopper paper 2

A Clinician’s Perspective on PFT Score Data

Read an evidence-based study conducted by Michelle Tackett of 25 adolescents with cystic fibrosis, which demonstrated that the use of the AffloVest, by Tactile Medical contributed to improved lung function scores.

Tackett paper

Comparative HFCWO Spirometry Study Summary

A one page summary of the findings of the Effect of High Frequency Chest Wall Oscillation Vests on Spirometry Measurements.

IRB 1 Page Summary

NTM Survey – Bronchiectasis and Airway Clearance Therapy

An exploration of Bronchiectasis and airway clearance therapy (ACT). NTM Info & Research survey results reveal patient and physician behaviors related to ACT adherence.


Effect of High Frequency Chest Wall Oscillation Vests on Spirometry Measurements

Dr. Thomas O’Brien performed this study to investigate the effects of the short-term application of motor and compressor-based HFCWO vests on the spirometry parameters and to assess if there were significant differences between the two device types.

AffloVest HFCWO IRB Study

Clinical Summary of COPD and Bronchiectasis

According to the COPD Foundation there are 24 million persons in the USA with COPD and there are 8 million estimated with Bronchiectasis. Bronchiectasis is typically under-diagnosed due to several possible reasons.

Bronchiectasis paper

Peak Magnetic Field Comparison of AffloVest and Monarch HFCWO Vest

Independent lab testing measured the inner and outer surface of the AffloVest and the Monarch Vest in relation to the static magnetic field. The threshold values measure impact on medical device wearers and implanted medical devices like pacemakers.

peak magnetic field comparison of afflovest and monarch HFCWO vest

Independent Lab Noise Study Results

Independent lab testing measured the noise levels of AffloVest and four other airway clearance vests on the market. Testing found AffloVest to have the lowest noise levels compared to other vests.

independent lab noise study results 2018

Bronchiectasis in Low Dose CT Screening for Lung Cancer

Bronchiectasis is associated with a decrease in lung function, significant use of healthcare resources and increased mortality and morbidity. The purpose of this study was to assess the frequency and severity of bronchiectasis and related clinical findings of participants in a low-dose CT screening program.

AV Bronchiectasis Clinical Highlights