Portable Light Therapy
Physician Engineered Products Inc (PEP), Park Rapids, Minn, offers the Feel Bright Light Model XL, developed for seasonal affective disorder, jet lag, and sleep phase disorder. With the ability to adjust circadian rhythm, the device is comfortable and lightweight, is completely self-contained, and can be worn over glasses. Users can wear it while getting ready in the morning, and it is completely mobile. Feel Bright Light Model XL comes with a padded travel case and a 1-year warranty against defects in materials or workmanship.
(800) 622-6240; www.peponline.com.
Hans Rudolph Inc, Kansas City, Mo, introduces its Nasal CPAP/Bi-Level Mask and Comfort Seal Foam as a solution to the CPAP compliance issue for many patients with obstructive sleep apnea, thereby providing improved patient care for hospitals and increased sales and profitability. The mask is soft, light, and available in various sizes, and it allows the patient to read and watch television while wearing the mask. It has multiple face sealing options and an adjustable nose strap. The patient can choose from three sealing surfaces, including the soft silicone rubber mask flange, Comfort Seal Foam, or Ultimate Seal Gel. Special models for the United States and Europe are available.
(800) 456-6695; www.rudolphkc.com.
Focus Publications presents its third annual FOCUS on Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine Conference for Respiratory Therapists, Nurses, Sleep Technologists, and Physicians on April 10-12, 2003, at the Opryland Hotel, Nashville, Tenn. The registration fee is $225 ($200 for students) and includes 42 lectures in adult respiratory care, pediatric/neonatal respiratory care, sleep medicine, management, education, home care and holistic medicine, plus four bonus workshops. Also included are two meals, a night at the Grand Ole Opry, a festive exhibit hall, and a 3-hour opening party with free food and refreshments. The exhibit hall will feature 160 exhibitors with door prizes, caricature artists, live music, and free happy hours. Sixteen continuing education credits are available for each discipline.
(800) 661-5690; www.foocus.com.
OSA Treatment Devices
ResMed Inc, Poway, Calif, introduces its S7 Elite CPAP and AutoSet Spirit autotitrating systems for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea. Both devices offer fully integrated heated humidification options, and system hardware is common to both units. Accessories can be added or interchanged between models to ease inventory management. Heated and passover (cold) humidifiers easily integrate with either model, allowing convenient and unobtrusive upgrades. The LCD user interface provides hassle-free setup and clinician access to data. The new devices are compact, portable, lightweight, and quiet.
(800) 424-0737; www.resmed.com.
Grass-Telefactor, an Astro-Med Inc Product Group, West Warwick, RI, introduces a compact, powerful, low-cost polysomnograph (PSG) for sleep studies. The Comet PSG provides up to 50 channels for recording and analyzing sleep data and combines TWin® software with amplifiers for a flexible system for studies. The Comet includes a personality module with electrode inputs designed for PSG to facilitate application and setup. The high-fidelity digital amplifier system sends the PSG signals directly to a personal computer through a standard Ethernet port.
(877) 472-7779; www.grass-telefactor.com.
BRAEBON Medical Corp, Ogdensburg, NY, introduces the Ultima Snoring Microphone, a small snoring sensor that enables sleep laboratories to record actual snoring sounds during polysomnographic recordings. The Snoring Microphone uses AHA technology, which eliminates movement artifact found in previous snoring sensors. Compatible with most sleep systems and supported by BRAEBON customer service, the Snoring Microphone is covered by the companys no-hassle, 6-month warranty.
(888) 462-4841; www.braebon.com.