With ALS, a patient is already challenged with weakening muscles for speaking and eating, a facemask only makes those activities more difficult with the mouth covered.
Biphasic Cuirass Ventilation (BCV) is the only form of ventilation to be active on both phases of breathing, applied externally. This revolutionary method has advantages over other forms of ventilation.
Help maintain respiratory muscle function with BCV’s provided inspiratory and expiratory assistance, range-of-motion exercising, as well as assisted cough modality. Routine use of BCV brings a means of improving chest wall development, pulmonary muscle strength and lung volume expansion.
BCV offers the ability to decrease the reoccurrence of pulmonary infection, thus improving quality of life for the ALS patient.