About LifeVac

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The vision of LifeVac came from a story that Arthur Lih, founder and CEO of LifeVac, heard of a woman in a hospital weeping following the death of her young son. The reason for his death was that a grape had become lodged in his windpipe and the Heimlich Maneuver did not work. Once he heard the story he set out to invent an apparatus that could clear an airway.

Arthur, Dr. Brody, and a few close friends set out to bring LifeVac to the public by establishing a research and development facility located in Springfield Gardens, NY where we are producing the upper airway clearing device in order to bring the safest, simplest method to help save an aspirating person.

At LifeVac South Africa we are passionate about empowering people with the right equipment to possibly help save a life. Making, Parents, Grandparents, Elder Caregivers, and First Responders the heros that save lives.

LifeVac is the only non-invasive airway clearance device and the only airway clearance device with independent medical testing, peer reviewed medical publications, medical abstracts proving safety, effectiveness and lives saved.

Key Features

  • LifeVac is a non-invasive, portable airway clearance device.
  • Interchangeable sized masks, clearly identified by colour coded rings.
  • No risk of pushing the tongue or obstruction back in a panic situation.
  • No risk of oral damage.
  • Generates over 326mm Hg of suction, safely and effectively dislodging the obstruction.
  • Can be used for full and partial obstructions. Saved many lives around the world from choking to death.
  • Can be applied if someone is standing, sitting or laying down.

Saving Lives Around The World

Since the invention of LifeVac it has saved many lives from choking to death when standard choking protocol has failed in the USA, Canada, UK, Greece, Spain, Poland, Australia and South Korea. Choking protocol (back blows, abdominal thrusts and CPR) is only 70% effective when performed correctly by professionals. For people that are wheelchair users this statistic drops drastically due to being unable to receive the abdominal thrusts or back blows if in a moulded wheelchair.

In the UK LifeVac has been welcomed into the care sector where we have saved many lives. We have worked with and equipped 1000’s of care homes across the UK and Europe from small independent care homes to some of the largest care home providers.

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Lifevacza About Non-Invasive

The Only Non Invasive Airway Clearance Device

LifeVac is designed with a patented one way valve system, this means when applied no air can be forced through the interchangeable sized mask’s when depressed. This creates one-way suction to safely and effectively remove the lodged food or object. Being non invasive means there is no risk damaging the oral cavity, pushing the obstruction further down, pushing the tongue back in a panic situation, no tubes can become blocked rendering the device useless or activating the gag reflex putting the casualty at greater risk.

LifeVac is the only non invasive airway clearance device and the only airway clearance device with independent medical testing, peer reviewed medical publications, medical abstracts proving safety, effectiveness and lives saved.

LifeVac created the market for airway clearance devices and are leading the way for airway clearance device technology.

How it works

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LifeVac comes in three different variations, Standard Kit, Wall mounted Kit and LifeVac EMS Kit. Different Mask Sizes are available to purchase separately as well.

Lifevacza Standard Lifevac kit
Standard Lifevac Kit Includes:

Toddler, Small Adult/Child, Large Adult Masks

Lifevacza Wall Mounted kit
Wall Mounted Kit Includes:

Toddler, Small Adult/Child, Medium Adult, Large Adult Masks

Lifevacza Standard Lifevac kit
Ems Kit Includes:

Toddler, Small Adult/Child, Medium Adult, Large Adult and Extra Large Adult Masks