AffloVest Frequently Asked Questions 2018-03-27T16:13:32+00:00

AffloVest FAQs

HFCWO (high frequency chest wall oscillation) and HFCC (high frequency chest compression) are analogous terms which describe airway clearance treatment.
No, not at all. The AffloVest produces a series of oscillations to the body’s chest wall, but to the patient it feels like vibrations.
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.
AffloVest is approved for Medicare and private health insurance reimbursement under the Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) code E0483 – High Frequency Chest Wall Oscillation.
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.
The AffloVest is the first truly portable, battery operated, fully mobile during use, High Frequency Chest Wall Oscillation (HFCWO) vest, the AffloVest does not require an electrical outlet for treatments. AffloVest incorporates built-in individual oscillators that allow the user to experience treatments without a loud, bulky generator unit
AffloVest is available in a full range of 7 sizes—to serve both children and adults. XXS to XXL (18″ circumference chest to 65″+)
Nebulizer treatments can be administered while using the AffloVest, however users should first consult their physician for guidance.
Treatment times can vary depending on physician prescription, however they generally take 20-30 minutes and are conducted twice daily.
The AffloVest weighs on average 8 pounds depending on size and is the lightest device of its kind on the market.
The AffloVest has a limited warranty. We are committed to ensuring the highest quality standards. Contact International Biophysics or see complete warranty for details.