Meet Anna a NIOV™ User

NIOV Breakdown

Anna steps out the front door and towards the mailbox. “I love being able to go for walks outside again,” she smiles as she comes back with a package and several letters. Anna has stage III COPD, an obstructive lung disease where the airflow to the lungs is partially blocked. Anna experienced shortness of breath, and even the smallest activities were all but impossible. “I spent most of everyday on the couch,” says Anna, “I couldn’t even do simple things like laundry or dishes.” Her husband took over all the household chores. Then in February Anna was fitted with NIOV and her life changed.

Now, with NIOV, Anna can move around her house easily and has been able to go on short walks with her husband.


Patient Profile

Who should use the NIOV™ system?

NIOV is approved by the FDA to be used by individuals living with respiratory insufficiency. These are people who experience shortness of breath or have difficulty breathing.

NIOV can help people who live with respiratory insufficiency which may result from conditions such as

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) stages III - IV
  • Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD)
  • Neuromuscular conditions
  • Pre/Post Lung Transplant

You should ask your doctor about NIOV if you are using supplemental oxygen and you still feel a shortness of breath.

» More on these conditions at Diseases of Respiratory Insufficiency
Patient Voices

Hear about the NIOV™ Wow Factor

“I envision using the device in my daily life to help me, get up, be able to do a load of wash, do some ironing, do vacuuming, make the bed, and especially to help me to take care of my wife…”
-Jerry V

“I think that one of the biggest benefits of the device would allow me to do the things that I haven't been able to do for years, to get out and walk, to play with my grandchildren, to go shopping and not have to come home in half an hour because I was worn out.”
-Toby H

“It's like I didn't even have to think about breathing, even though of course you constantly think about it. But I didn't have to consciously say, okay. Inhale. Exhale. It [NIOV] just did it. It was -- I had to remind myself that I even had COPD while I had this on.”
-Velma S

“To be able to do more, it feels so much more complete, like I'm not hiding behind something,… it [NIOV] is appreciated very much so because now I can do a lot of things I couldn't do before,… I've gone just about everywhere except for the one place I wanted to go, African safari. Never got over there. I'm beginning to think that maybe that's not an impossibility.”
-Morris B