Proven solution - findings of clinical research studies
REVITIVE Aerosure is a drug-free, Class 1 respiratory device that has been shown to reduce breathlessness. Below are some of the research studies that have been carried out with both the REVITIVE Aerosure device and the technologies it uses, IMT and Oscillatory PEP. This is a widely used and well recognised technology that has been shown to help with the symptoms associated with breathlessness and the relief of symptoms associated with some medical conditions (such as COPD).
Improving inspiratory muscle strength in healthy subjects using IMT
This study investigated whether breathing against a vibration stimulus would elicit increments of spontaneous and maximal inspiratory mouth pressure and tidal mean inspiratory flow upon stimulus removal. Healthy subjects performed 3 maximal inspirations before and after 10 inspirations against a resistive vibration-type load stimulus, a resistive breathing stimulus and a control with no load, in a random order. Only the resistive vibration-type stimulus increased tidal and maximum mouth pressure. Mean inspiratory flow also increased with the resistive vibration-type stimulus.
Sumners, D. P., Green, D. A., Mileva, K. N., & Bowtell, J. L. (2008). Increases in inspiratory neural drive in response to rapid oscillating airflow braking forces (vibration). Respiratory physiology & neurobiology, 160(3), 350-352.