Globally recognised performance additive manufacturers RADICAL MATERIALS have collaborated with James Barr Design Ltd to launch the ‘inexo®’, an inspiratory muscle training (IMT) device that aids in the recovery and rehabilitation of respiratory conditions and potentially symptoms of long COVID. The patent-pending valve technology used in the inexo® allows the user to select five levels of breathing resistance as a way of exercising the respiratory system and to aid lung performance. The inexo® functions during both phases of the breathing cycle, but also allows the user to focus on just one direction of airflow. Overall, making the device a stellar alternative to other similar products on the market.
The importance of infection control, particularly in light of COVID-19 and the associated respiratory issues surrounding the intended users, led designer James Barr to incorporate industry-leading antimicrobial additive SteriTouch® into the TPE-based device. Consequently, inexo® devices protect the user against 99.99% of bacteria, including bacteria that can be particularly detrimental to respiratory conditions, such as: MRSA, Pseudomonas Aeruginosa and Streptococcus Pneumonia. The SteriTouch® additive achieves this by utilising silver ion-based technology to destabilise bacteria cell membranes, blocking the further replication of DNA.
Regarding his choice for using SteriTouch®, James Barr had this to say: “As the inexo® is a Class 1 medical device, using the SteriTouch® additive gives an extra level of protection to guard against infection.”
For more information, or to purchase an inexo® device, visit www.inexo.co.uk