What is Vibralung?
Can you hear it? It’s the new sound of the Vibralung® Acoustical Percussor, and it’s starting a revolution in Airway Clearance Therapy (ACT). The Vibralung Acoustical Percussor applies vibratory sound waves, during inspiration and exhalation, over a wide range of frequencies (5 to 1,200 Hz) to vibrate the column of gas in the tracheobronchial tract. As a result, mucus is loosened and separated throughout the airways, by the principle of sympathetic resonance, to promote safe, effective and gentle ACT like no other alternative.
There are 2 models of the Vibralung Acoustical Percussor, the TCU model and the HCU model, they both do the same thing but they have a different footprint.
The TCU model has a small control box that a hand held transducer (speaker) plugs into with a cable. This is a multi-patient model that could be used in a hospital or similar setting for multiple patients where each patient would have their own hand held transducer. Of course, this TCU model can also be used by a single patient in a home care setting.
The HCU model is an individual user model with the control box and hand held transducer combined in an easy to hold package. This is for the single patient in a home care setting. This model will be available by the end of 2015.