Mobile HFCWO Vest Therapy
The first truly portable, battery operated, High Frequency Chest Wall Oscillation Vest
What does AffloVest’s Mobile HFCWO Vest Therapy mean? It means that as the first truly portable, battery-operated HFCWO airway clearance therapy vest, AffloVest was specifically engineered to give you the freedom and mobility to streamline therapy, enhance airway clearance, help mobilize lung secretions, and promote treatment adherence. All designed to deliver seamless mobility, without the restriction of bulky hoses and generators found in other therapies to help improve the quality of life for patients with Bronchiectasis, Cystic Fibrosis, COPD,MS, MD (muscular dystrophy), ALS, and other neuromuscular and respiratory diseases.
The AffloVest puts control in the patient’s hands.
Fully mobile during use – Mobile CPT
Digital, programmable controller
Nine total setting variations
Three modes of oscillation treatment (Percussion, Vibration, Drainage)
Three adjustable intensity levels (Soft, Medium, Intense)
Quiet during operation
How is AffloVest Prescribed?
The AffloVest requires a doctor’s prescription for treatment by HFCWO. Once your healthcare team has decided AffloVest is the airway clearance therapy for you, they can fill out the AffloVest Order form, provide all necessary insurance and medical documentation and contact a DME distributor to place the AffloVest order.
The AffloVest has received the FDA’s 510k clearance for U.S. market availability, and is approved for Medicare, Medicaid, and private health insurance reimbursement under the Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System(HCPCS) code E0483 – High Frequency Chest Wall Oscillation. The AffloVest is available through the U.S Department of Veterans Affairs/Tricare. Patients must qualify for coverage and meet their individual insurance’s eligibility requirements.
Coverage criteria and documentation requirements can vary for patient to patient, largely depending on their medical condition and their health insurance carrier and plan.
If the primary diagnosis is Bronchiectasis, Signs & Symptoms of one of the following must be met:
- Daily productive (mucus) cough for at least 6 continuous months in the year prior to the date of the order; OR
- Frequent (i.e. more than 2/year) exacerbations/chest infections (such as Pneumonia) requiring antibiotic therapy in the year prior to the date of the order
- HRCT scan confirming diagnosis
If Cystic Fibrosis or an approved Neuromuscular diagnosis is primary: chart notes to support the diagnosis are required. Learn more about reimbursement coverage for AffloVest here.
Freedom of movement utilizing the latest technology
AffloVest is the pioneer in portable and mobile mechanical HFCWO vest therapy! It does not use bulky generators and air bladder technology first developed in the 1980’s.
By incorporating eight oscillating motors into AffloVest, our patented Direct Dynamic Oscillation™ technology creates eight individual pressure waves that target the lobes of the lungs, much like manual Chest Physical Therapy (CPT)—in order to help effectively mobilize secretions.
Patient home treatment plans can be customized for the targeted motors using the digital controller to specify different levels of intensity for 3 different treatment options.
A recently completed independent lab Noise Study demonstrated that AffloVest is the quietest HFCWO vest currently available on the market and a Peak Magnetic Field test showed that Afflovest is 4x lower than the threshold limit value for active medical device wearers and implants, in comparison to other portable HFCWO options which were significantly higher than the threshold limit.1
Direct Dynamic Ocsillation™ Technology
Anatomically targeted therapy
Engineered to mimic manual CPT
Engineered to increase patient compliance
Patented mechanical oscillation technology
1. The comparison measurements were conducted at F2 Labs, an independent, 3rd party, ISO/IEC 17025 accredited testing laboratory. 16740 Peters Road, Middlefield, Ohio 44062. www.f2labs.com
No Size Limitations
With 7 sizes to choose from and no age restrictions, AffloVest is the most inclusive portable HFCWO vest available for cystic fibrosis and bronchiectasis patients. We understand the importance of precise placement when it comes to anatomically targeting the upper and lower lung lobes with directed therapy. So you can be sure that regardless of size, shape, or body type, AffloVest delivers targeted therapy that fits. The AffloVest ranges from XXS (18″ chest circumference) for young children up to the largest size, XXL for adults (up to 65″+ chest circumference).
AffloVest Size Exchange Program
Beyond being inclusive, AffloVest is adaptable too. Adjustments can be made with the AffloVest Size Exchange Program, which allows patients to go up or down in AffloVest size as needed, and be refit into an AffloVest that provides the best fit for targeted airway clearance therapy. All exchange requests must be within reasonable limits and are subject to final approval by our patient support team.
|XXS||18”– 23” (46 – 58 cm)|
|XS||23”– 29” (58 – 74 cm)|
|S||29”– 35” (74 – 89 cm)|
|M||35”– 41” (89 – 104 cm)|
|L||41”– 48” (104 – 122 cm)|
|XL||48”– 55” (122 – 140 cm)|
|XXL||55”– 65+” (140 – 165+ cm)|
*Note: Fit and sizing vary from person to person.
Is Airway Clearance Right For You?
Learn More About AffloVest Mobile HFCWO Airway Clearance
Frequently Asked Questions
AffloVest requires a prescription from a physician and is available to U.S. patients through Durable Medical Equipment (DME) and Home Medical Equipment (HME) retailers.
AffloVest is approved for Medicare, Medicaid and private health insurance reimbursement under the Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) code E0483 – High Frequency Chest Wall Oscillation.
The AffloVest mimics manual CPT by using mechanical oscillation to help loosen and thin mucus in the lungs.
Yes. The AffloVest is lightweight and is equipped with a rechargeable battery, giving the user full mobility during treatments. When not in use, the AffloVest is easy to store and carry; perfect for someone who travels.
- Fully mobile during use – Mobile CPT
- Digital, programmable controller
- Nine total setting variations
- Three modes of oscillation treatment (Percussion, Vibration, Drainage)
- Three adjustable intensity levels (Soft, Medium, Intense)
- Compliance monitoring
- Quiet during operation
- AC/DC power
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 is lightweight, average 5.12 –
9.35 lbs 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.