Biphasic Cuirass Ventilation (NIV)

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Hi all. I just saw a YouTube video of a PALS using a Biphasic Cuirass Ventilation device (BCV) that fits around the chest. No mask like with a Bipap. Has anyone seen these or looked into them? I think the product is a United Hayek RTX ventilator, and apparently it is being used by ALS patients to positive effect. Kevin
 

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Thanks Nikki. Thought I did a search. My searches are piss poor...
 

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I got it with key word Cuirass 😀
 

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Sounds vaguely vulgar. I would probably rename it!
 

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Definition of cuirass

1: a piece of armor covering the body from neck to waistalso : the breastplate of such a piece
2: something (such as bony plates covering an animal) resembling a cuirass
 

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By that definition, they could have named it “armadillo ventilator”.
 
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