ResMed today launched AirSense 11, available first in the United States, the company’s next-generation positive airway pressure device (commonly known as CPAP).
AirSense 11 includes new features like Personal Therapy Assistant and Care Check-In designed to provide tailored guidance, helping ease users into therapy and comfortable nightly use. Other features include the availability of remote software updates so users can enjoy the latest version of these tools every night.
“AirSense 11’s new tailored features along with our myAir patient engagement app help give people the support they need to use PAP—the gold standard for treating sleep apnea—comfortably and confidently every night,” says Jim Hollingshead, ResMed president of Sleep and Respiratory Care, in a release. “And when digital health helps guide patients, it enables clinicians to provide great care to all their patients more efficiently.”
AirSense 11 Features
Personal Therapy Assistant provides interactive step-by-step tutorials via the myAir app for patients to set up their device and acclimate to therapy pressure.
Care Check-In gives patients tailored guidance through key milestones in their treatment journey, based on patients’ responses to simple questions like “How is your therapy?” and “How sleepy did you feel this week?” It’s available in the myAir app and on the device screen itself. With the patient’s consent, healthcare providers can also see their patients’ responses in AirView, providing another virtual way to monitor patients.
The touch screen design is intended to mimic a smartphone.
ResMed’s proprietary therapy algorithms for AutoSet or APAP (auto-adjusting PAP) is included, as is AutoSet for Her mode, and CPAP (continuous PAP).
Users can make over-the-air upgrades directly to their device—similar to smartphone updates.
AirSense 11 also gives access to myAir (patient engagement app) and AirView (remote monitoring platform for clinicians). The myAir app tracks the amount of time patients spend using CPAP therapy, number of sleep apnea events per hour, mask leak, and the number of times a mask was removed, providing nightly data on breathing, coaching tips, and support directly to their phone.
AirSense 11 is available in the United States, with other countries to follow, and is compatible with all ResMed masks.