Philips Respironics unveiled its Alice 6 sleep diagnostic system along with new mask interfaces at SLEEP 2011.

The Alice 6 sleep diagnostic system includes a choice of three head boxes ranging from the Alice LDE for routine sleep studies to the full-featured LDx base station with either the LDxS or LDxN head box. The LDxS head box provides 19 EEG inputs while the LDxN headbox offers a full 32 EEG. The Alice 6 enables sleep lab managers to meet today’s clinical and business challenges. The systems combine flexibility with ease-of-use features, such as automatic chin EMG referencing and integrated RIP drivers, to enhance the technician’s ability to focus on the patient.

Philips Respironics also featured innovations in patient interface technology, including its first sleep therapy mask built specifically for men and women, and a much anticipated gel nasal mask. The masks are designed to enhance the comfort, ease of fit, and performance that are critical to patient adherence to therapy.

GoLife for Men is Philips Respironics’ first nasal pillows mask designed to fit the larger contours of the male facial structure. The newly released GoLife for Women features a smaller frame and headgear to more closely fit female facial dimensions. Both are offered in new attractive colors. GoLife’s soft facial contour arms gently hug the patient’s face to maintain a secure seal and stability even when moving during sleep.

Philips Respironics brings its best technologies together with the premiere of the TrueBlue gel nasal mask with Auto Seal technology. Thinner and lighter than previous masks, the premium blue gel, together with the thin, form-fitting outer silicone membrane, creates a self-adjusting seal. The mask delivers a high degree of comfort, stability, and freedom of movement with minimal adjustments in a gel nasal mask.