Disposable Face Mask
Respironics, Pittsburgh, introduces the Image3 Disposable Full Face Mask, a practical and comfortable mask for patients who are receiving noninvasive ventilation, CPAP therapy, or pressure support therapy. Image3s silicone cushion creates an effective seal to minimize leaks while increasing patient comfort, especially on the bridge of the nose. A three-point head strap distributes mask tension evenly while adding stability for a more secure fit. Touch clips make fitting and removing the mask easy. (800) 345-6443; www.respironics.com.
Quantitative Video for Sleep and EEG Readings
Cadwell Laboratories Inc, Kennewick, Wash, offers a new Quantitative Video (Q-Video®) product developed by its in-house software group. Q-Video captures video, synchronizes video with the recording, and quantifies movement through color. Clinicians can review and edit video in a standard format or a color enhanced mode to accentuate movement with color. Using an adaptive storage rate, the system is designed to minimize total file size. Q-Video can be configured to run with the recently released Version 1.6 of Cadwells Easy Software package. (800) 245-3001; www.cadwell.com.
Portable Physiological Data Recorder
Compumedics, Melbourne, Australia, introduces the new Siesta, a portable physiological data recorder that incorporates a unique radio transmission system. The Siesta can transmit 32 channels of artifact-free data over a wireless Ethernet link, allowing real-time recording to a laboratorys computer network. EEG patients are free to move about during recording without the necessity of trailing cables, and sleep laboratories may be installed without the trouble and cost of special cabling. In addition, the Siesta incorporates on-board data storage on compact flash cards, while any of the 32 channels can be set up for any physiological data type. With the option of running on direct AC or battery power, the Siesta becomes a useful product for both laboratory and ambulatory testing. The Siesta can be used with either of Compumedics software packages, ProFusion PSG, and ProFusion EEG. (877) 717-3975; www.compumedics.com.au.
ResMed, Poway, Calif, expands on the design of the Mirage® Full Face Mask with the Series 2. The mask features a soft, contoured cushion that conforms to the face for a secure seal. When inflated by air pressure, the patented dual-wall cushion gently floats on the face. Breath-O-Prene, a trademark of AccuMED, draws moisture away from the skin, while allowing air to circulate through the material for increased comfort. (800) 424-0737; www.resmed.com.
Infant Nasal CPAP
Ackrad Laboratories Inc, Cranford, NJ, introduces the INCA infant nasal CPAP system, which reduces the need for intubation and lessens the possibility of airway injury and infection. The set includes a nasal cannula, STAY-flex tubing, a knit cap, two yokes, an in-line pressure T-adapter, and a straight adapter. STAY-flex tubing can expand, bend, and shape to a fixed position that minimizes dislodging of the cannula and offers maximum patient comfort. The knitted cap with attached band and hook-and-loop-backed yokes are designed to allow for patient positioning with minimum pressure on the nasal septum. The INCA system, which does not require the use of a ventilator, is available in five sizes: 7.5, 9, 10.5, 12, and 15 French for maximum comfort and stability. (908) 276-6390; www.ackrad.com.
Stellate Systems, Montreal, introduces Notta, an ambulatory recorder for polysomnography (PSG) and EEG, which includes a pulse oximeter and all common PSG channels, as well as up to 32 EEG channels. The operation of Notta is fully integrated to Stellates Luna sleep system, and the recorder can also be used for home epilepsy monitoring, in combination with Stellates automatic spike and seizure detection algorithms. Stellate provides complete training and assistance, as well as 24-hour support. (888) 742-1306; www.stellate.com.