Hill-Rom The Vest 105 Demo


The Vest® Airway Clearance System, Model 105, is specially designed to assist respiratory patients in the mobilization of retained secretions. Retained secretions can lead to increased rates of respiratory infection, hospitalization and reduced lung function. This is a vicious cycle that must be avoided at all costs.   And mechanical, High-Frequency Chest Wall Oscillation Systems can help break the cycle.

This is a complete system consisting of a vest garment, an air pulse unit, a set of hoses, a travel bag, a remote control, a manual and quick start guide.  Nothing else is needed to start treatments.  

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Overview of the Hill-Rom The Vest® 105 Airway Clearance System

The Hill-Rom Vest Model 105 Airway Clearance System helps respiratory patients maintain clear airways.  Certain respiratory patients may retain mucus due to airway clearance dysfunctions.  Other patients may struggle with secretion retention and/or an ineffective cough.  Another patient group that use the Hill-Rom Vest Model 105 Airway Clearance System may produce excess mucus secretion.  Hospitalized or immobile user may also struggle with airway clearance.  Sometimes, people that have been sick for some time may benefit from HFCWO (High Frequency Chest Wall Oscillation) treatments to help them clear their airways.   For patients that are struggling with neuromuscular conditions or paraplegia the Vest treatments may also help.  Finally, patients that suffer from other conditions that cause muscle weakness may also find CPT (Chest Percussion Therapy) using the Hill-Rom Vest helpful.


We offer following Categories / Guarantee options:

CategoryExisting Use HoursGuarantee
New0.0 hours5 year / 1000 hours
Demo0.1-1 hour4 year / 800 hour Guarantee
Standard1-100 hours2 year / 500 hour Guarantee
Economy101 – 200 hours1 year / 200 hour Guarantee
 Special200 – 400 hours 6 months / 100 hour Guarantee

The Most Commonly Used Airway Clearance System

The Hill-Rom Vest 105 Airway Clearance System is the most commonly used High Frequency Chest Wall Oscillation (HFCWO) system in the world.   The predecessor, the Model 104 Vest, was the first portable airway clearance device.  It allowed patients to receive their CPT (chest percussion therapy) in the comfort of their own home.  Prior to that, patients had to go to a hospital, clinic or a rehabilitation facility to receive HFCWO therapy.  Hill-Rom revolutionized the treatment of many respiratory patients and saved caregivers and medical professional a lot of time compared to manual percussion therapy.  And because HFCWO treatment is more comfortable than manual percussion therapy, it is easier to reach better compliance.  

Components of the Hill-Rom The Vest® 105 Airway Clearance System

The Hill-Rom Vest uses an air pulse generator to create high frequency oscillations.  These oscillations range from 5 – 20 Hz.   The oscillations are transmitted from the air pulse generator via a set of two hoses to a vest garment.  Then, the vest garment transfers them to the user’s torso.  These oscillations liquify excess mucus in the lungs.  They further help to move it from the smaller to the larger airways.  Once liquified,  and in the larger airways, the user can then cough up excess mucus.

Some patients that cannot cough effectively may benefit from the aid of the Respironics CoughAssist T70, or the Hill-Rom VitalCough ®.  By removing excess mucus from the lungs, patients can reduce their risk of developing pneumonia.

Here is a link on how patients with bronchiectasis benefit from HCWO treatments.

Vest Garments for the Hill-Rom Vest

The Hill-Rom Vest Model 105 Airway Clearance System can accommodates a wide variety of  vest garments.  These vest garments are available in many different sizes and colors.

The most important factor for choosing the correct Hill-Rom vest style:

  1. Determine if the user is fully mobile and can stand and sit without assistance.  For these patients, the Hill-Rom washable C3 vest garment may be the best choice.  The C3 vest garments are more effective because the air bladders are both in the front, the sides and in the back. The C3 vest garments should NOT be used for patients that are going to be using them while laying in bed.  If used in bed, the patient will bounce up and down due to the air pulses between their back and the mattress.
  2. If the patient is bedridden, a Hill-Rom Vest Wrap may be the most appropriate vest garment.  This particular garment only has an inflation pocket in the front (chest).  Even though treatments are not nearly as powerful, it may be the best choice of garments.   In addition, the vest wrap is much easier for a patient / caregiver to put on when lying in bed.

Note:  Both vest styles use the same hoses.

The Vest Airway Clearance System Guidelines for Determining Garment Size

Measuring Chest Circumference
Measuring Chest Circumference is the only way to guarantee proper vest garment fit.

To obtain an accurate measurement for inflatable garment size:
1. Take a deep breath and hold it.
2. Using a tape measure, loosely measure the inches around the widest part of your chest;
women should measure at the bust line.
3. Consult the chart below to determine your inflatable garment size.Proper Vest Garment Fit is Important

The size is extremely important.  Children and young adults cannot be expected to just ‘grow into’ the vest garment.  Vest garments that are too large do not offer effective treatment.  And, if the vest garment is too small, treatments may be uncomfortable.  We sell additional vest garments, but only to our customers that have purchased a complete system from us due to their limited availability.  Most of these garments are machine washable.  All vest garments automatically reduce the air pressure in the inflatable garment when treatment is paused.  This allows for deep for breathing and effective coughing.  There is no need to remove the vest garment during cough pauses.

Vest garments for the Hill-Rom 105 Vest System:  C3 Vest or Vest Wrap

The most common vest garment for patients that can sit or stand without assistance is the Washable C3 garment. The inflation bladder covers the entire torso, front and back, maximizing treatment effectiveness.  These garments have a cover (blue, pink, purple, black, camouflage) and a removable bladder.   The bladder has to be removed via a zipper on the bottom of the vest garment prior to washing the cover.

C3 Vest Garment

Hillrom Washable C3 Vest Garment used by patients that can sit / stand without assistance.

Hillrom Vest Wrap

Hillrom Vest Wrap – For patients that are not able to stand / sit without assistance.

HillRom C3 Vest Garment Size Chart

Child X Small:16″-19″ chest size
Child Small:19″-23″ chest size and 13″ long
Child Medium:>23″-27″ chest size and 16″ long
Child Large:>27″-31″ chest circumference and 17″ long
Adult X Small Slim:>27″-31″ chest circumference and 18″ long
Adult Small:>31″-36″ chest circumference and 18″ long
Adult Medium:>36″-45″ chest circumference and 18″ long
Adult Large:>45″-52″ chest circumference and 22″ long

HillRom Vest Wrap Size Chart

X Small:13-19″ chest circumference
Small:23- 33″ chest circumference
Medium:33-43″ chest circumference
Large:43-53″ chest circumference
X-Large53-63″ chest circumference
XX-Large63-73” chest circumference

All Hill-Rom Vest® Airway Clearance System Model 105s are sold with

  • an air pulse unit
  • an airline compliant, rolling travel bag
  • set of two air hoses.
  • one vest garment, either a C3 or a vest wrap
  • user manual
  • quick start guide

Here is a link to the Cystic Foundation’s description of the Hill-Rom Vest 105. 

More Information about the Hillrom vest system

Obviously, we cannot possibly describe all features of this airway clearance system here, along with information about international shipping, import duties, taxes, service and bulk purchases. Please send us a message through the contact page for more information.

Hill-Rom The Vest® 105 Airway Clearance System Specifications

Air Pulse Generator  weight:  8 kg, height 24.1 cm, width 33 cm, depth 24.1 cm
Main Power Requirements:  100 V AC to 230 V AC, 50 Hz to 60 Hz, 3.4 A at 100 V AC, 2.0 A at 230 V AC
Fuse requirement 4 A, 5 x 20 mm

Environmental conditions for transport and storage of the vest system

  • temperature -25°C to 70 ºC
  • relative humidity 95 % non-condensing
  • atmospheric pressure 500 hPa to 1,060 hPa

Environmental Conditions for actual use of the Hill-Rom Vest

  • temperature 5°C to 40 ºC
  • ambient temperature
  • relative humidity 15 % to 93 %, non-condensing
  • atmospheric pressure 700 hPa to 1,060 hPa


New System: 5 year / 1000 hour

Demo System: 4 year / 800 hour

Standard System: 3 year / 500 hour

Budget System: 2 year / 300 hour

Economy System: 1 year / 200 hour


We will be glad to work with any package forwarders or ship this unit to your friends or family in the USA / Canada if they are willing to forward it to you.

  • We ship within the USA and internationally using FedEx
  • Calculate your shipping charges with our calculator by clicking here.
  • Shipping from ELT INC, Longmont Colorado, USA, 80501, Weight 34 lbs (17 Kg), Dimensions: 24” x 12” x 12″ (61 x 31 x 31 cm)

Taxes, Duties and Import Fees:

  • Colorado Customers Only – please add 8.025% sales tax.
  • All other US Customers – at this time we are only charging Colorado Sales Tax to Colorado residents. You may be responsible for submitting sales tax in your home state.
  • International Customers – you may be liable for taxes, duties and fees.
  • Please contact the customs service in your country for information on any applicable taxes and fees.
  • In some countries (UK, Australia, Lithuania, Russia, Taiwan, etc) medical equipment for personal use by a disabled person is tax and duties exempt.
  • Click here to see if we have any information about tax-exempt status for medical equipment for your home country.


US Customers:

  • Credit cards accepted only over the phone.
  • PayPal
  • Checks (subject to payment clearing before we can ship)
  • Wire Transfer

International Customers

  • PayPal
  • Wire Transfer

Power Cord Information

All of our units have a universal power supply that accepts inputs from 110 – 230 V AC, 50 – 60 Hz. That means that you do not need a transformer to operate this system. We do however recommend a surge protector to protect the system against power spikes, especially if you are in an area where the local electrical grid is susceptible to spikes due to poor infrastructure or lighting strikes.

We supply a power cord for your home country, so if you are planning on traveling with your system, or if you are shipping to other than the destination country, please let us know.

Power Cord Information:

Please click here to select the correct power cord.


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