The vision of LifeVac came from a story that Arthur Lih, founder and CEO of LifeVac, heard of a woman in a hospital weeping following the death of her young son. The reason for his death was that a grape had become lodged in his windpipe and the Heimlich Maneuver did not work. Once he heard the story he set out to invent an apparatus that could clear an airway.
Arthur, Dr. Brody, and a few close friends set out to bring LifeVac to the public by establishing a research and development facility located in Springfield Gardens, NY where we are producing the upper airway clearing device in order to bring the safest, simplest method to help save an aspirating person. Our goal is to save as many lives as possible throughout the world.
LifeVac Canada Inc. was established in 2016 to distribute the LifeVac within Canada. LifeVac Canada Inc. is a Canadian company based in Ontario and is dedicated solely to the distribution of the LifeVac in Canada. LifeVac Canada Inc. is the exclusive distributer of the LifeVac for Canada.