AffloVest is the lightest, first truly portable High Frequency Chest Wall Oscillation (HFCWO) vest. Approved for Medicare and private health insurance reimbursement, AffloVest provides treatment of respiratory diseases like Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Cystic Fibrosis, Chronic Bronchitis, and similar related ailments.
Unlike other HFCWO vests, the AffloVest features built-in oscillating compressor modules that allow for freedom of movement to travel, go for a walk in the park, move around the house, or relax in front of the television.The AffloVest is a physician prescribed oscillation treatment device. Respiratory patients should consult their physician to determine how AffloVest can help.
Treating respiratory diseases with the AffloVest is as simple as putting on a button up shirt. The patient merely slips the vest on, buckles three clips on the front of the vest, and tightens the straps to ensure a secure fit. Then, depending on individual treatment needs, the patient chooses one of nine possible settings using a handheld control attached to the right side of the vest. A battery pack fixed to the right side of the vest provides power for mobile treatments.The AffloVest also includes an A/C to D/C adapter which allows the vest to be powered indefinitely from a home outlet should longer treatment periods be required or a charged battery unit is not available for use.
How to use the Afflovest
What is the difference between HFCWO and HFCC?
HFCWO (high frequency chest wall oscillation) and HFCC (high frequency chest compression) are analogous terms which describe the same airway clearance treatment.
Are the treatments uncomfortable or painful?
No, not at all. The AffloVest produces a series of compressions that rapidly constrict and release the body’s chest wall, but to the patient it feels like a gentle vibration.
How can a patient acquire an AffloVest?
AffloVest requires a prescription from a physician and is now available to U.S. patients through Durable Medical Equipment (DME) and Home Medical Equipment (HME) retailers.
Can I travel with my AffloVest?
Yes. The AffloVest is lightweight and is equipped with a non-restrictive, rechargeable battery—giving the user full mobility during treatments, unlike other HFCWO vests. When not being used, the AffloVest is easy to store and easy to carry; perfect for someone who travels.
What are some of the advantages of the AffloVest over other systems?
AffloVest is the world’s first truly portable HFCWO vest; unlike other vests that claim to be portable, the AffloVest does not require an electrical outlet for treatments. AffloVest incorporates the newest technology, built-in oscillators that allow the user to experience treatments without a loud, bulky generator unit.
Will you have my size?
AffloVest is available in a full range of sizes—to serve both children and adults with chronic lung conditions.
Can a nebulizer treatment be given at the same time as treatment?
Nebulizer treatments can be administered while using the AffloVest, however users should first consult their physician for guidance.
How long do treatments last?
Treatment times can vary depending on physician prescription, however they generally take 20-30 minutes and are conducted twice daily.
How much does the vest weigh?
The AffloVest weighs approximately 10 pounds and is the lightest device of its kind on the market.
What is the warranty for the device?
The AffloVest has limited lifetime warranty. We are committed to ensuring the highest quality standards. The warranty stipulates that proven material defects will be repaired, free of charge, during the warranty term.