LIFE2000 Ventilator (Homecare)
Explore the Life2000 Ventilation System from Hillrom, a portable, wearable, non-invasive ventilator device designed to support people who want to be active.
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LIFE2000 Ventilator (Homecare)

The Life2000 Ventilator (Homecare) is a 1-lb., wearable, mask-free, non-invasive ventilator that provides breathing support to patients at home as they go about activities of daily living.


Our Life2000 Ventilator is a lightweight (1 lb.), wearable, and non-invasive ventilator. It was designed to support people who want to be active, but whose respiratory conditions make it challenging to be so. This novel, modular device features a mask-free interface with Proportional Open Ventilation® (POV) technology. This portable ventilator for home use allows your patients to comfortably participate in activities of engagement (e.g., talking while receiving respiratory therapy) and activities of daily living (e.g., walking, shopping, etc.), at home or away.





This home ventilator device features a belt clip and a carry case.


The Life2000 System can be conveniently used at home or on the go.


The Breathe Pillows Interface provides non-invasive ventilation.

Who can benefit? 

Life2000 Ventillation System

The Life2000 Ventilation System is for patients who: 

  • Have chronic respiratory failure due to COPD 

  • Suffer from neuromuscular diseases or restricted thoracic disorders (e.g., kyphoscoliosis) 

  • Are preparing for or recovering from a lung transplant 

  • Have experienced multiple exacerbations 

  • Have reduced oxygen saturation with minimal exercise 

Comfortable Breathe Pillows Interface

Life2000 Ventillation System

The Life2000 Ventilation System is available with comfortable and discreet Breathe Pillows Interface. 

  • Small-diameter tubing (5mm vs. traditional 22mm) 

  • Patients can talk while wearing the noninvasive Breathe Pillows Interface 

  • Comfortable fit for around-the-clock use 

  • Available in multiple sizes 

Breathe Universal Circuit Connector

Life2000 Ventillation System

The Life200 Ventilation System features a circuit that is compatible with any third-party interface (including full face mask, tracheostomy tube, and intubation tube). 

  • Ability to switch masks throughout the day and night 

  • Easier transition to home from hospital/acute settings 

Versatile configurations and adjustable settings for continuous ventilation

Life2000 Ventillation System

The Life2000 Ventilation System provides three configurations for optimal versatility: 

  • Stationary 

  • Wearable inside the home with extended range - small-diameter, up-to-50-foot tubing allows for easy mobility 

  • Wearable outside the home as stand-alone ventilation with an alternate pressure source 

Patient-selectable prescription settings

Life2000 Ventillation System

Three patient-selectable prescription settings for rest, moderate, or high activity 

  • Allows for continuous, around-the-clock use 

  • Adaptable to patients’ ventilatory demands and breathing patterns 

  • Requires less frequent prescription adjustments by clinicians 

Reimbursement and support 

The Life2000 Ventilation System is covered by Medicare and commercial insurance plans for invasive and non-invasive ventilators. 

HCPCS Codes: E0465 and E0466 

Our team of respiratory therapists work directly with physicians and other healthcare providers to ensure the Life2000 Ventilation System supports optimal clinical outcomes. 

Technical Specifications

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Ventilation Modes Assist, Assist/Control, Control with Apean backup
Breathing Type Mandatory or Assisted
Tidal Volume Up to 2000 mL (via Venturi effect)
Maximum Positive Inspiratory Pressure (PIP) 40 cmH2O


Education & Documentation

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Product Documentation

  • Spec Sheet

    Life2000 Product Spec Sheet
    Life2000 External Patient Selection Sheet
    Life2000 What to Expect Sell Sheet
  • Brochures

    Life2000 Clinical Summaries Brochure
    Life2000 Continuous Wearable Brochure
    Life2000 Patient Journey Brochure
  • Setup Guide

    Life2000 Standalone Configuration Guide
    Life2000 Standalone Configuration Guide
    Life2000 Extended Range Configuration Guide
    Life2000 Extended Range Configuration Guide
  • Instructions for Use

    Life2000 Ventilation System IFU
    Life2000 Dockless - Instructions for Use
    Life2000 Ventilation System Quick Start Guide
    Life2000 Ventilation System Quick Start Guide
  • Instructions for Use (Previous Versions)

    Life2000 Dockless - Instructions for Use
    Life2000 Ventilation System IFU
    Life2000 Ventilation System Quick Start Guide
    Life2000 Ventilation System Quick Start Guide
  • Frequently Asked Questions


Evidence & Outcomes

Reduces dyspnea and increases exercise endurance for patients with COPD

Hillrom’s wearable and open ventilation* decreases work of breathing (WOB), respiratory muscle activation, and dyspnea, allowing for improved exercise tolerance and 6-minute walk tests (6MWT) compared to traditional oxygen therapy.1-6 

Up to 75 percent

Reduction in healthcare costs and healthcare utilization such as inpatient admissions and mechanical ventilation days7

More than 50 percent

Reduction in patient-reported CAT and mMRC scores2

79 Percent

Reduction in WOB1

  • 46% reduction in accessory respiratory muscle activation3 

  • 28% reduction in Borg Dyspnea Scale3 

  • 54% increase in exercise endurance from 11.4 to 17.5 minutes (p<.001)3 

  • 34 to 73 m improvement in 6MWT distance4,5 

  • 85% improvement in ability to perform activities of daily living6 

Impact of improving mobility and activity levels 

  • Activity for 2 hours a week reduces hospital admissions and respiratory mortality by 30% to 40%, according to a 20-year follow-up study of 2,386 subjects with COPD8 

  • Outdoor activity increases 4-year survival 35% versus 15% for oxygen-dependent patients9 

  • Physical activity is the best predictor of all-cause mortality in COPD patients; for every 0.14 decrease in physical activity level (PAL), the relative risk of death is more than doubled10 

*The data presented are reflective of studies performed on open ventilation technology. 

1. Siobal M, Marelowe J. Work of breathing using non-invasive open ventilation in a low compliance high minute ventilation lung model. [abstract]. AARC 2015.  
2. Carlin BW, Casey L, Farberow K. Improvement in health status of patients with respiratory insufficiency with the use of a noninvasive open ventilation system. Chest. 2014;146(4 MeetingAbstracts):341A.  
3. Porszasz J, Cao R, Morishige R, et al. Physiologic effects of an ambulatory ventilation system in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2013;188(3):334–342.  
4. Hilling L, Cayou C, Wondka T, Kops R. Improved 6MWT distance with a highly portable non-invasive ventilator [abstract]. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2010;181:A1198.  
5. Garvey C, Hilling L, Cayou C, Escobar R, Heron G, McCabe L. Open, noninvasive ventilation using a 1 lb ventilator, oxygen, and a low profile mask improves 6MWT distances in advanced COPD [abstract]. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2011;183:A3971.  
6. Carlin BW, Wiles KS, McCoy RW, et al. Effects of a highly portable noninvasive open ventilation system on activities of daily living in patients with COPD. J COPD F. 2015;2(1):35-47.  
7. Morishige R, Farberow K, MacIntyre N. Health care utilization and respiratory health status in patients with chronic respiratory insufficiency following addition of a portable noninvasive ventilator to the treatment regimen. Chest. 2015;148(4 MeetingAbstracts):908A.  
8. Garcia-Aymerich J, Lange P, Benet M, et al. Regular physical activity reduces hospital admission and mortality in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a population-based cohort study. Thorax. 2006;61:772-778.  
9. Ringbaek TJ, Lange P. Outdoor activity and performance status as predictors of survival in hypoxemic chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Clin Rehabil. 2005;19(3):331-338.  
10. Waschki B, Kirsten A, Holz O, et al. Physical activity is the strongest predictor of all-cause mortality in patients with COPD: a prospective cohort study. Chest. 2011;140(2):331-342.

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