It provides assisted or continuous respiratory support for patients unable to breathe for themselves. The LTV-950 is used for adults and well as children; all patients must have a stable tracheostomy in order to be ventilated.
Anyone on continuous ventilation must have a back-up ventilator for emergencies. Many inappropiately referr to it as a respirator.
Those who might benefit from the use of the LTV-950 include anyone with advanced lung disease, neuromuscular disease or spinal cord injury. In addition it is preferred by those who need a lightweight machine since it only weighs 13lbs compared to 50lbs for the LP-10