Developed by Sandy Hawkins, the Lung Flute essentially “vibrates the chest and shakes the mucus until it’s thin and mobile enough for the cilia to usher it up your throat.” Video after the break.

At press time, Hawkins expected the device to receive FDA approval any day, and says the reusable device could also provide home relief for patients with cystic fibrosis, influenza and asthma.

[via GizmodoPopsci]