Vivo 50 Life-Support Ventilator

October 1, 2021 – Sale of the Vivo 50 in the US has been discontinued. Breas will continue to support the product with the sale of its accessories and and spare parts for 7 years past this discontinuation date per our policy.


High-quality technology blends with a robust, premium Scandinavian design for excellent patient treatment in home and mobile environments.

The Vivo 50 is an advanced, reliable and intuitive life-support ventilator. It contains a full range of modes, extensive monitoring solutions, SpO2, CO2, and FiO2, and an easy-to-use menu structure. Treatment can easily be adopted to patients needs by three pre-set profiles and the home-adjust mode. A wide range of accessories make Vivo 50 highly suitable for use in the hospital, at home and in a mobile environment.

Vivo 50 has been designed for mobility. The four-hour internal battery combined with the 8-hour click-on battery provide 12 hours of autonomy. Vivo 50 also offers an appealing design and intuitive user-interface, making it an integrated part of hospital or home environment.

Intended use: Pediatric through adult patients weighing at least 22 lbs (10 kg)



  • Ultra-quiet operation (< 30 dB(A))
  • eSync Technology’s sensitive trigger adjusts on a breath by breath basis independent of leak
  • Adjustable through a patient’s disease state with invasive, non-invasive and mouthpiece ventilation



  • Small size (13.5″ x 4.9″ x 10.4″)
  • Lightweight (11 lbs)
  • 12 hours of battery life (4 hours internal, 8 hours click-on battery)



  • Easy to navigate menus for patient setup
  • Integrated SpO2, FiO2 and etCO2 monitoring
  • iButton for instant information



  • Home Adjust Mode defines a limited setting range for certain treatment parameters.



  • Patient comfort promotes compliance
  • Early interventions based on etCO2 and pulse oximetry ventilation assessment

Intuitive interface promotes ease of use and training.

  • The Vivo 50 is easy to learn, easy to operate and easy to explain.
  • A full-colour screen and distinct buttons provide easy access to all functions.
  • The menu structure is simple and effective: an i-button explains functions and alarms with a click.
  • Intuitive features help increase patient comfort, save time and reduce the risk for mistakes.

Define and control the treatment with extensive monitoring.

  • Vivo 50 is equipped with FiO2, SpO2 and CO2 monitoring solutions, reducing the need for additional devices.
  • The large full colour screen helps physicians easily read the set parameters, waveforms, numerical data and trends.
  • Up to one year of treatment data are stored in a central memory, with the possibility to download data onto a memory card.
  • Advanced PC software enables online monitoring and analysis of treatment data.

Enjoy high performance, from hospital to home.

  • In the hospital, high performance is the first priority.
  • The Vivo 50 can be operated in volume- or pressure-controlled modes, with leakage or exhalation valve circuits.
  • Three different profiles optimize the treatment to various needs.
  • Take advantage of multiple alarms or connect a remote alarm and a nurse call function.
  • Mounting bracket and trolley facilitate hospital use.

At home, ease of use and technical solutions contribute to improved quality of life:

  • Get a strong feeling of security and acceptance in the home environment.
  • Enjoy high-performance features, premium Scandinavian design and a low noise level.
  • The home-adjust setting increases patient comfort by allowing the patient to adjust specific parameters within limits set by the physician.
  • The ergonomic design makes the device easy to handle.
  • Enjoy the quiet operation of one of the most silent devices on the market.

Maintain an active daily life.

  • Vivo 50 offers the autonomy, durability and robustness – plus a full line of accessories – needed for mobile use.
  • The internal battery and click-on battery combination offer 12-hour autonomy.
  • The Hot Swap function allows the click-on battery to be replaced while the device is running.
  • Remote start/stop enables the patient to easily operate the Vivo 50 from the wheelchair.

Take comfort in the reliable, robust design.

  • The casing and buttons are highly durable and protective.
  • A special cover protects the Vivo 50 on a wheelchair outside the home.
  • The robust design ensures the device’s long-term durability and cost effectiveness.

Find premium technical design on the inside, too.

  • Enjoy the combination of careful design with modern electronic technology.
  • Separate cooling airflow assures optimal temperature control inside the device.
  • Energy management is crucial to controlling the high-performance blower: Energy released from braking the blower is stored and used to accelerate in the next moment.
  • The Vivo 50 fully complies with RoHS requirements for avoiding hazardous materials.

Enhance comfort and ease of use with accessories.

  • Accessories enhance ease of use, performance, durability and cost-effective service for both the patient and clinical staff.
  • At the hospital, enjoy the convenience of:
    – Nurse call cable
    – Remote alarm
    – Trolley
  • At home, take advantage of:
    – Click-on battery (plus external charger)
    – Remote start/stop
    – Protective cover

Vivo 50’s advanced technology has been developed with performance, convenience and market needs in mind.

  • Full monitoring allows view of waveforms, numerical data and trend monitoring.
  • Patient connectivity is enhanced with patient start/stop remote, remote alarm and nurse call system.
  • Get easy, direct access to menus on the user-friendly front panel.
  • Freedom of operation is possible thanks to the four-hour internal battery and the option of an additional eight hours from the click-on battery.
  • The FiO2, SpO2 and CO2 sensors give the unit high-end monitoring capabilities with on-screen values and alarms.
  • “Info help” text makes information on alarms, settings and troubleshooting accessible for the user.


Intended use: Patients at least 22 lbs (10 kg)

Ventilation Modes:

  • PSV
  • PSV(TgV)
  • PCV
  • PCV(TgV)
  • PCV(A)
  • PCV(A+TgV)
  • CPAP
  • VCV
  • VCV(A)

Device Mode: Home, Clinical

Inspiratory Pressure: 4 to 50 cmH2O


  • 2 cmH2O (leakage circuit),
  • 0 cmH2O (circuit with active exhalation valve) to 30 cmH2O,
  • Insp. Pressure – 2 cmH2O or Min Pressure -2 cmH2O

Breath Rate (PCV, VCV):  4 to 40 bpm

Inspiratory Time: 0.3 to 5 s

Backup Inspiratory Time: 0.3 to 5 s (PSV)

Rise Time:

  • 1 to 9 (PSV & PCV)
  • 50 – 90 %, Off (VCV)

Inspiratory Trigger:

  • 1 to 9 (PSV, PCV & VCV)
  • Off (PCV & VCV)

Expiratory Trigger: 1 to 9 (PSV)

Minimum Inspiratory Time: Off, 0.3 to 3 s

Maximum Inspiratory Time: 0.3 to 3 s,

Off Backup Rate (PSV): 4 to 40 bpm

Target Volume: 100 to 2500 ml

Maximum Pressure: 4 to 50 cmH2O

Minimum Pressure: 4 cmH2O to 50 cmH2O

Tidal Volume: 100 to 2500 ml

Flow Pattern: Square, decelerating

CPAP: 4 to 20 cmH2O

Power Supplies

Mains supply: 100 to 240 V AC

External battery: 24 V DC

Click-on battery: 8 hours

Internal battery: 4 hours

Main Alarms

High Pressure, Low Pressure, High PEEP, Low PEEP, High Vt, Low Vt, High MV, Low MV, High Breath Rate, Low Breath Rate, Apnea, Disconnection, Rebreathing, High FiO2, Low FiO2, High SpO2, Low SpO2, High EtCO2, Low EtCO2, High InspCO2, High Pulse Rate, Low Pulse Rate, Low Last Power Source


  • Displayed data
  • Ppeak, PEEP, Pmean, Leakage, MV, Vt, FiO2, % in TgV, Total Rate, Spont Rate, % Spont, SpO2, Pulse Rate, I:E, Inspiratory Time, Rise Time, EtCO2, InspCO2
  • Waveforms
  • Pressure, Flow, Volume
  • Trends over 1, 6, 24 and 48h
  • Ppeak, PEEP, Total Rate, Spont Rate, Vt, Leakage, SpO2, EtCO2


W x H x D: 13.5″ x 4.9″ x 10.4″ without click-on battery, (13.5″ x 4.9″ x 11.2″ with click-on battery)
Weight : 11 lbs without click-on battery (13.2 lbs with click-on battery)
Noise level (at 1m, 10 cmH2O constant pressure): Less than 30 dB(A)

Vivo 50 allows users to live an everyday life

The Vivo 50 allows users to live an everyday life.

Optimizing the quality of ventilation using the Vivo 50 PC software.