The inCourage® System from RespirTech is designed for simple, effective airway clearance therapy for patients with a wide range of conditions including Cystic Fibrosis (CF) and bronchiectasis, often found in people with COPD.
Vest therapy is prescribed for a wide range of chronic lung conditions including Cystic Fibrosis (CF) and COPD-associated breathing conditions. Bronchiectasis is a very common condition treated with airway clearance therapy.
The real difference between vest therapy systems is the wave form used to create air pulses during therapy. The inCourage® system uses triangle wave pulses for more effective and comfortable1 airway clearance therapy.
The inCourage System with its precise triangle wave air pulse has demonstrated improved airway secretion clearance by as much as 20% over sine wave vest therapy systems.1 Study participants also found it easier to breathe during therapy.
Easier breathing, improved energy levels, reduced use of antibiotics and fewer respiratory infections4,5 – the effectiveness of vest therapy technology has been proven in more than 80 clinical studies.
The inCourage® System is designed for easy, intuitive operation. Choose from pre-programmed therapy cycles or create and save individualized sessions.
With Active Venting, taking a deep breath during therapy is more comfortable than with other vest therapy systems. How the system is designed makes all the difference.
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