CPAP Nasal Mask
Somnotech LLC, Monroeville, Pa, introduces the SomnoStrap EXTRA, a one-piece system that integrates a built-in chinstrap with CPAP nasal mask headgear. The Somnostrap EXTRA eliminates the extra strap and increases patient comfort. The Somnostrap EXTRA will work with most CPAP interfaces on the market today and provides a comfortable alternative to full-face mask use. (800) 795-4450; www.somnotech.com.
BRAEBON Medical Corp, Ogdensburg, NY, introduces the Ultima Snore Sensor Model 0542. Featuring BRAEBON quality and an 8-month unlimited use warranty, the Ultima Snore Sensor easily records snoring onto a polygraph recorder. Lightweight and simple to use, the snore sensor tapes to the patient’s neck. Compatible with most polygraphs, the Ultima Snore Sensor connects directly to the AC headbox without the need for batteries. (888) 462-4841; www.braebon.com.
Nonin Medical Inc, Plymouth, Minn, manufacturer of Onyx® 9500, the original all-in-one digital fingertip pulse oximeter™, presents a new fingertip pulse oximeter, the Onyx II 9550. Incorporating the electronics and sensor into one unit, the Onyx II provides a cost-effective solution for spot-checks and short-term monitoring. The automatic on/off mechanism is energy efficient, providing approximately 2,500 spot checks or 21 hours of continuous use. The Onyx II is compact and weighs only two ounces. Other new features include an enhanced design, easy battery access, large LED display, and a brilliant pulse quality indicator. Simply slip it onto a patient’s finger and view the data instantly. (800) 356-8874; (763) 553-9968; www.nonin.com.
Sleep Apnea System With REM
Itamar, Boston, announces that its Watch-Pat 100 Automated Sleep Apnea System now offers the diagnosing MD REM Analysis. This is in addition to its user- and staff-friendly finger probe that currently detects and provides an immediate comprehensive report for apnea, hypopnea, respiratory effort-related arousal (RERA) detection, heart rate variability, oxygen desaturation index, and sleep/wake. (888) 748-2627 x102; www.itamar-medical.com.
The fully redesigned Polaris™ EX™ EZ-Fill Humidifier from Invacare, Elyria, Ohio, is user-friendly and intuitive, making it easy for patients to fill, clean, and use. The key feature of the EZ-Fill Humidifier is the easy-open lid on the water chamber, which provides access to a large opening that facilitates filling and cleaning. Invacare also has made it easier to get the water chamber on and off the base of the humidifier. The finger groove on the base has been extended to allow patients to comfortably grab the lid and remove the water chamber. Invacare’s EZ-Fill Humidifier will be available in late summer. (800) 333-6900; www.invacare.com.
The Crystal Monitor 20-S from Cleveland Medical Devices Inc, Cleveland, Ohio, is a 14-channel PSG system that collects EEG, ECG, EMG, EOG, airflow, snore, respiratory efforts, body position, pulse oximetry data, and one DC auxiliary input. A simple, yet powerful clinical solution, the 20-S provides a convenient approach for attended sleep disorders diagnosis. Small in size and untethered, the 20-S integrates the headbox, amplifiers, transducers, and data telemetry into a single handheld unit, providing maximum patient comfort and mobility. Because there is no need for separate boxes or even cables between the patient and monitoring rooms, typical laboratory installation occurs in less than 1 hour, allowing for fast setup and rearrangement in a hospital or other medical settings. Despite its true ease of use, the 20-S still performs with the power and accuracy found with larger, more cumbersome PSG systems. (877) 253-8363; www.clevemed.com.