Airway Clearance Therapy Comparison Guide

More comfort. Better outcomes.

Many airway clearance vests can squeeze a patient’s chest like a blood pressure cuff—making it hard to take a deep breath. The inCourage® System, with its unique active venting, lets the chest easily expand for a deep, comfortable breath during therapy. More comfort makes it easier to get into the routine of daily therapy–and that can mean better outcomes for chronic airway clearance conditions.

Features

The Vest®

System 105, C3®
Garment Line by Hill-Rom

SmartVest®

Airway Clearance System by Electromed, Inc.

AffloVest®

by International Biophysics
 

Device
Air Pulse High Amplitude Pulses High Amplitude Pulses High Amplitude Pulses Low Amplitude Pulses
Waveform Triangle Wave Form Sine Wave Form Sine Wave Form N/A
Active Venting Yes No No N/A
Covers therapeutic range of pressure & frequency Yes Yes Yes No
Vest
Vest Sizes 23
Fits chest sizes 16-60”
8
Fits chest sizes 16-52”
8
Fits chest sizes 16-52”
7
Fits chest sizes 18-65”
Wearable Weight (lbs)
Based off vest fitting 52” chest size
1.8 2.4 2.2 10.3
Vest Color Options 9 5 7 1
QuickFit tabs on vest Yes Adjust before each use Adjust before each use Adjust before each use
Vest Hose Connection Locking Slip Fit Slip Fit N/A
Vest 100% Machine Washable Yes Outer vest machine washable. Interior bladder must be removed & cleaned separately and reassembled before use. Outer vest machine washable. Interior bladder must be removed & cleaned separately and reassembled before use. No
Customer Support
Lifetime Original User Warranty* Yes Yes Yes Limited Lifetime: Excluding Battery & Accessories = 5 year Travel Case = 1 year
*See individual manufacturer warranties for details

inCourage® is a registered trademark of Respiratory Technologies, Inc.  The Vest® is a registered trademark of Hill-Rom Services PTE Ltd.  SmartVest® is a registered trademark of Electromed, Inc.  RespirTech is not affiliated or associated with Hill-Rom Services, Inc. or Electromed, Inc.  RespirTech’s products are not sponsored or endorsed by Hill-Rom Services, Inc. or Electromed, Inc., and the products of Hill-Rom Services, Inc. and Electromed, Inc. are not sponsored or endorsed by RespirTech.  RespirTech reserves the right to make changes without notice in design, specifications and models