The Monarch® Airway Clearance System is a high frequency chest wall oscillation (HFCWO) therapeutic device with revolutionary new technology. The therapy combines mobility with targeted kinetic energy and airflow to thin and mobilize secretions from the airways. By allowing patients to move about freely during therapy, it empowers them to take control of their therapy – and their lives.
Powered by POD technology.
The Monarch® System is used to aid mobilization of secretions from the airways to help improve airway health. This is achieved by the placement of eight pulmonary oscillating discs (PODs) containing magnets, over the upper and lower lobes of the lungs. The PODs oscillate and provide a targeted kinetic energy to the lungs. This therapy generates airflow to help thin and mobilize mucus from the small airways to the large airways, where it can be coughed out or suctioned.
Mobile and connected.
The Monarch® System helps motivate and empower patients to collaborate in their therapy by offering key attributes:
- Enabled with either LTE or WiFi connectivity.
- Connects patients wirelessly to their care team via the VisiView® Health Portal.
- Provides access to patient therapy session feedback.
- Encourages adherence through collaboration between patient and physician.
The man behind the Monarch® System
Marten De Vlieger and his sister, both Cystic Fibrosis patients, grew up with their mother manually performing CPT to help clear their airways. With a vision for more independence, Marten created a mobile therapeutic device for airway clearance. This novel device gave him the freedom to travel and live his adventurous, kite-surfing life while raising a family. Wanting others to experience this flexibility and control, he partnered with Hill-Rom to develop the Monarch® Airway Clearance System.