Aerobika* Oscillating Positive Expiratory Pressure Device
The Aerobika* Oscillating Positive Expiratory Pressure (OPEP) device is a drug-free, easy to use, hand-held device with a proprietary pressure-oscillation dynamic that provides intermittent resistance, creating positive pressure oscillations during patient exhalation.
The Aerobika* device can assist with opening weak or collapsed airways and can help to thin and loosen mucus, enabling it to move to the larger airways of your lungs, where it can be coughed out.
Aerobika* OPEP device – An Award-winning Innovation
- Drug free, natural airway clearance
- Easy to use, clean and disinfect
- Compatible with nebulizer therapy
- 5 resistance settings to adjust to each patient’s expiratory capacity
- Backed by clinical evidence
- Not Made or Manufactured with BPA, Natural Rubber Latex, Phthalates, Lead, or PVC
See the difference 3-4 weeks of Aerobika* device use can make:1
Teal colour and intensity show areas with gas distribution. Yellow circles represent areas of greatest change after 3-4 weeks of Aerobika* device use.
Randomized cross-over study evaluating four-times daily Aerobika* device use after 3-4 weeks of treatment in COPD patients with chronic bronchitis. Hyperpolarized helium-3 (3He) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) ventilation in representative sputum producer.1
After a COPD exacerbation (flare-up), patient lungs may be weakened putting them at risk of another flare-up. According to Canadian data, 1 in 5 patients hospitalized for a COPD exacerbation require re-hospitalization within 30 days.2
Clinical evidence using the drug-free Aerobika* device within 30 days of a COPD flare-up has been shown to significantly:
- Reduce subsequent COPD exacerbation (flare-ups) by 28%2
- Reduce the use of Oral corticosteroids and antibiotics2
NEW, ground-breaking study, into what effect clearing mucus can have when combined with effective inhaled drugs on the patient’s airways and medication delivery in the lung. Learn More...
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When you have COPD or Chronic Bronchitis, excess mucus can build-up in the lungs resulting in symptoms. As you exhale through the Aerobika* device, the airways are opened. As the airways open, vibrations help thin and loosen mucus which can then be expelled.
How to use the Aerobika* Device*
How to use the Aerobika* Device (extended version)
How to use the Aerobika* Device with a nebulizer.
The Aerobika* device disassembles into 4 parts for easy cleaning and can be washed in the dishwasher - watch this video to learn more.
Quality of life is hugely important to any COPD patient. Research into Airway Clearance Therapy suggests that mucus clearance is just the tip of the iceberg in terms of its benefits to patients.
Learn more about how the Aerobika* device can help in the latest edition of Respiratory Health.
Use Active Exhalation
Active exhalation can best be described as the type of effort required to start blowing up a balloon - but is not as forceful as blowing out candles. Keep your cheeks flat as you exhale.
Try a 'Huff Cough'
A 'huff cough' will help move mucus up and out of your lungs. Just like when you use your breath to create fog on a mirror, you would take a short, shallow breath and exhale forcefully with your mouth in an 'O' shape. Contact your healthcare professional if you need help with the proper technique.
When you have COPD or Chronic Bronchitis, excess mucus can build-up in the lungs resulting in symptoms. As you exhale through the device, the airways are opened. As the airways open, vibrations help thin and loosen mucus which can then be expelled.
The Aerobika* device is DRUG-FREE, and is designed to be an add-on therapy to your existing medications. You should continue to take your prescribed medications.
We recommend using the device twice daily in the morning and at night. Start with a few minutes, slowly moving up to 10 minutes at a time, as you are comfortable. The Aerobika* device is compact and portable and can easily go with you on your travels.
The following sections are included in the summary:
- The Problem with Airway Maintenance in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
An overview of the effect structure-function decline has on the airways of patients with COPD
- Studies Using the Aerobika* Device
In vitro and in vivo studies supporting the efficacy of the Aerobika* device
- Airway Maintenance in COPD, Bronchiectasis and Cystic Fibrosis
Articles addressing the use and efficacy of Airway Clearance Techniques as part of an overall therapy program in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchiectasis and Cystic Fibrosis
International guidelines recommending the use of PEP and Oscillating PEP
Post-operative pulmonary complications (PPCs) are a major burden to the healthcare system. A new real-world study published in Pulmonary Therapy, indicates significant reductions in costs when using the Aerobika* oscillating positive expiratory pressure (OPEP) device in the postoperative care setting.
1 Svenningsen S, et al. COPD. 2016;13(1):66-74
2 Burudpakdee C, et al. Pulmonary Therapy 2017;3(1):163-171