The Lung Boost is a new innovative solution to many respiratory strengthening needs. It is a unique home medical based product specifically designed to train, strengthen, and track all the muscles that are used during inhalation and exhalation. This enhances your breathing muscles for greater flexibility, endurance and relaxation and is a device that should be extremely helpful to individuals with chronic conditions such as asthma or COPD, individuals recovering from thoracic surgery or individuals trying to build lung capacity for sports performance.
Like an incentive spirometer, this breathing device strengthens the respiratory system and builds endurance for improved breathing and athletic performance. The unit has two modes : endurance and strength. In endurance mode, the user manually select a difficulty level and inhales or exhales as long as possible. The unit registers the force of the breath and tracks how many seconds the exerciser met or surpassed the target volume. In strength mode, designed to train the body for quick bursts of activity, breathers exhale or inhale forcefully to hit their target air volume within two seconds.
The LCD screen shows how long an endurance exercise lasted and how much effort is exerted via a 1-7 scale so users can easily set new performance goals and monitor progress. Five included attachments provide different levels of airflow restriction, allowing users to progressively increase the difficulty of workouts. The built-in memory stores scores for the last 30 exercises, shows daily, weekly, or monthly scores, and averages results for inhaling and exhaling in endurance or strength modes.
The science : this device is useful in assisting with respiratory therapy by means of an electronic air flow sensor that provides the user with visual feedback upon inhalation or exhalation. The product is designed to increase transpulmonary pressure and inspiratory volumes, improve inspiratory muscle performance and re-establish or simulate a normal pattern of pulmonary hyperinflation. When the device is used on a routine basis, airway patency may be maintained and lung atelectasis may be prevented and reversed. By having a game like interface, the sessions enable a more effective and enjoyable session.
Examples of individuals that could benefit from this device :
- individuals with compromised respiratory systems from chronic conditions such asthsma, COPD
-athletes and fitness enthusiasts can enjoy less breathlessness, greater 2nd wind capacity
-musicians and public speakers; hold the high notes longer or project further! Have better and stronger breath control when you sing, play or speak.
This technology is based on the same principles of devices costing hundreds of dollars more
Includes two AA batteries.
Size - 6" H x 3" W x 3" L.
Weight - 6 oz.