Inspiratory Muscle Training Products
POWERbreathe Medic Classic
  • The POWERbreathe Medic inspiratory muscle training device has been approved for prescription.
  • The POWERbreathe Medic Inspiratory Muscle Trainer offers an evidence-based, drug-free treatment for patients with dyspnoea, especially those with asthma, COPD and heart failure.
  • POWERbreathe Medic is scientifically proven to strengthen the inspiratory muscles, reducing breathlessness, improving exercise tolerance and enhancing quality of life in a wide range of patients.
  • In March 2006, after 20 months of rigorous assessment, the POWERbreathe Medic was made available in the UK for prescription in the National Health Service (NHS) Drug Tariff. In 2007 the POWERbreathe Medic was also made available over the counter (OTC) at pharmacies / healthcare retailers throughout the UK.
POWERbreathe Medic is part of the series of POWERbreathe Inspiratory Muscle Trainers scientifically proven to strengthen the inspiratory muscles, reducing breathlessness, improving exercise tolerance and enhancing quality of life in a wide range of patients.

"We have been using the POWERbreathe Medic for over a year as part of the pulmonary rehab programme and our patients have found it to be of great benefit and enjoy using it. We have good compliance and have found an improvement in patients' fitness. We will continue to use the POWERbreathe Medic as an adjunct to our programme."

Emma Hamilton, West Cumbria Respiratory Team, Workington Community Hospital

POWERbreathe KH1- health

The POWERbreathe KH1 is the world's first digital, hand held respiratory muscle training, assessment and monitoring device. It is the latest model in the series of POWERbreathe Inspiratory Muscle Trainers for the health and medical market, following the POWERbreathe Medic that was approved for prescription in March 2006.

The POWERbreathe KH1 is intended for use by healthcare professionals for inspiratory muscle training and assessment in patients with dyspnoea, including patients with asthma, COPD, bronchitis, cystic fibrosis, emphysema, heart disease, neuromuscular disease, Parkinson's disease and spinal injury*.

The POWERbreathe KH1 is also suitable for use with disposable filters and can be used bedside, on the ward, as part of a pulmonary program, or for single patient use at home under medical supervision.

POWERbreathe KH1 is ideal for:
  • Doctors
  • General Practitioners
  • Respiratory and cardiac specialists
  • Surgeons
  • Physiotherapists
  • Nurses
  • Patients
POWERbreathe is drug-free and natural with no side effects or drug interactions.

The POWERbreathe KH1 training resistance is specifically designed to match the dynamic changes in breathing muscle strength throughout the breath and can automatically adapt to increases in inspiratory muscle strength at the beginning of each training session.

Training and assessment results are displayed on screen, allowing training progress and technique to be monitored.

Parameters displayed include:
  • Maximal Inspiratory Pressure (cmH2O, highest 1 second average)
  • Peak Inspiratory Flow (L/s)
  • Training load (cmH2O)
  • Average Power (Watts)
  • Average inhaled volume (L)
  • T-Index (training intensity index)
The POWERbreathe KH1 features:
  • Auto-optimising IMT technology - assesses the strength of the breathing muscles and automatically adapts the resistance accordingly
  • Training intensity selector
  • Washable valve system
  • Training guidance system, including breathing pacing coach
  • Training session display
  • POWER system
  • Test mode - Strength Index (S-Index)
  • Training Index results (T-Index)
  • Multi Person Usage (MPU)
  • Respiratory Muscle Testing (RMT) (Icon displaying MIP & PIF)
  • Rechargeable
  • Detachable valve assembly for easy cleaning
  • Ergonomic mouthpiece design, suitable for adult & paediatric use
  • Ergonomic grip design