Patient comfort leads to greater use and easier compliance with daily therapy.
Increased and regular use of the system can result in better outcomes and fewer respiratory infections for chronic airway clearance conditions.
The inCourage® System incorporates recent advances in vest therapy technology, including the triangle waveform.
Patients that have used this system report that this triangle waveform therapy appeared more comfortable because the duration of peak pressure is shorter than in similar airway clearance devices.
Triangle waveform therapy may be more effective as peak airflow and maximum air volumes occur at the same frequencies during treatment.
This triangle shape of the air-pulse waveform has been proven to maximize mucus clearance.
This therapy delivers an air pulse that is shaped like a triangle with a rapid rise in pressure, a sharp, gentle peak followed by a rapid fall in pressure.
The use of this triangle, instead of the traditional waveform technology used in the Hill-Rom Vest and Electromed’s SmartVest system results in an additional 20% to 40% mucus clearance with the inCourage® System’s triangle wave form.
The inCourage® System is programmed with easy-to-follow instructions. Patients can program and save individualized therapy sessions.
The machine is equipped with a touch button digital control panel and a choice of three simple treatment sessions to provide reliable, individualized treatments or a standard treatment program.
A Quick-Start feature will activate a pre-programmed 30-minute session that ramps up and down through a full range of therapeutic frequencies.
A pre-programmed 30-minute session stops regularly at five-minute intervals allowing users to cough up mucus with a single button.
The system incorporates multi-step programming that permits users to enter and save up to three individualized sessions, with up to 12 different steps each.
All components of the inCourage® system have been designed for ease of use and improved patient comfort.
The air pulse unit has been reduced in size and weight to be as compact and light as possible.
Vest garments are available in 2 inch increments designed for the best fit, which in turn helps to maximizes treatment results.
With other systems, garment choices are limited to small, medium, large and extra large.
A vest garment that is too small is extremely uncomfortable while a garment that is too big does not deliver effective treatments.
Locking Hose Connectors are standard on all inCourage® systems that keep the vest garment securely connected to the air pulse unit.
We supply either a rolling travel bag or a non-rolling carry bag for the system. Please specify when ordering.
Nearly twenty years of clinical experience and over 80 research studies have demonstrated the benefits of vest therapy, also known as high frequency chest compression or oscillation therapy.
Diseases and conditions that cause impaired airway clearance
Acid Maltase Deficiency and other deficiencies of circulating enzymes
Anterior Horn Cell Diseases
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
- Werdnig-Hoffmann Disease
- Spinal Muscular Atrophy Unspecified
- Kugelberg-Welander Disease
- Other Spinal Muscular Atrophy
- Progressive Muscular Atrophy
- Progressive Bulbar Palsy
- Pseudobulbar Palsy
- Primary Lateral Sclerosis
- Other Motor Neuron Diseases
- Other Anterior Horn Cell Diseases
- Anterior Horn Cell Disease Unspecified
- Chronic Bronchitis
- Congenital Hereditary Muscular Dystrophy
- Hereditary Muscular Dystrophy
- Myotonic Muscular Dystrophy
- Myotonia Congenital
- Myotonic Chondrodystrophy
- Drug Induced Myotonia
- Other Specified Myotonic Disorder
- Toxic Myopathy
- Myopathy in Endocrine Diseases Classified Elsewhere
- Symptomatic Inflammatory Myopathy in Diseases Classified Elsewhere
Disorders of the Diaphragm
Post Lung Transplant
Post Polio Syndrome
Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia
- Quadriplegia Unspecified
- Quadriplegia C1-C4 Complete
- Quadriplegia C1-C4 Incomplete
- Quadriplegia C5-C7 Complete
- Quadriplegia C5-C7 Incomplete
- Other Quadriplegia
Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal Muscular Atrophy