What is Breathacise®?
The Breathacise® spirometer is an incentive spirometer, which is a device that helps you exercise your lungs through deep breathing.
How does it work?
The Breathacise® spirometer has a built-in basketball game to provide an incentive for lung exercise. Using the indicator to ensure a steady inhalation, inhale through the mouthpiece so the piston rises and aim to get the basketball in the hoop. As time progresses and you exercise your lungs, the piston will rise higher.
What are the benefits?
Exercising your lungs retrains them to take slow deep breaths and increases your lung 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.
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 lung 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 lungs through deep breathing.