Rehabilitation oscillation vest for clearing the airways


Scientists of the University of Silesia created a rehabilitation vest for oscillating the airways. The solution was created primarily for the physiotherapy of people struggling with diseases with secretion accumulated in the airways, for example cystic fibrosis or bronchial asthma.

The vest is a technologically advanced product that requires the integration of control techniques with mechanical elements hidden in a specially designed textile material.

– The eight built-in vibration motors cause the vibrations of the vest so strong that the patients reflexively expectorate the secretion from their lungs. In addition, there is a special cotter that immediately switches off the device. It may happen that during the vibration the patient feels worse, then he can immediately disconnect all systems.

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