What is Breathacise®?
The Breathacise® spirometer is an incentive spirometer, utilizing a Basketball Game to exercise and help improve your respiratory capacity and strength. It does this by helping you exercise your respiratory capacity through deep breathing.
How does it work?
The Breathacise® spirometer has a built-in basketball game to provide an incentive for respiratory exercise. Set the basketball hoop to your desired target, inhale and using the indicator to ensure a steady, deep inhalation until you dunk the ball into the hoop.
What are the benefits?
As time progresses and you improve; exercise your respiratory capacity and raise the hoop higher to provide a bigger incentive. Respiration exercise retrains your lungs to take slow deep breaths and increases your respiratory capacity. This, in turn, helps improve your ability to breathe as it keeps your alveoli inflated. Keeping your alveoli inflated and working properly helps your lungs exchange oxygen and carbon dioxide more effectively. This is particularly important following illness or injury to help keep your lungs active and well. Deep breathing is also great for relaxation and peace of mind.
What is Inspiratory Reserve Volume (IRV)?
It is the amount of air that can be forcibly inhaled after a normal tidal volume. IRV is usually kept in reserve, but is used during deep breathing. The normal adult value is 1900-3300ml and Breathacise® can measure between 0 – 5000ml.
- Increases your respiratory capacity
- Improves ability to breath
- Helps your lungs exchange oxygen and carbon dioxide more effectively
About Bedfont® Scientific Ltd.
Bedfont® has been providing respiratory healthcare solutions since 1976 and its main range of breath analysis products is available worldwide.
Its latest product, the Breathacise® incentive spirometer, is their latest respiratory venture, which can be used to measure, train, and improve lung capacity for a healthy lifestyle, endurance training and exercise, or to help with recovery after surgery. Easy to use, with a unique visual incentive in the form of a basketball game, the Breathacise® can be used by all ages for a number of beneficial purposes.
A short video detailing how to use the Breathacise® incentive spirometer, a device that helps you exercise your respiratory through deep breathing.