Hans Rudolph Inc
Hans Rudolph Inc, Shawnee, Kan, manufactures the V2™ full-face mask. The V2 is designed from years of feedback from medical professionals and patients. The silicone rubber mask offers patient satisfaction with the new seal technology. The new V2 airtight, leak-free seal fits a wider variety of face geometries while still providing comfort.
Respironics Inc, Murrysville, Pa, offers the REMstar Auto M Series with A-Flex technology. The REMstar utilizes Respironics’ patented digital Auto-Trak™ sensitivity to distinguish between exhalation and inhalation. During exhalation, A-Flex provides variable expiratory pressure relief. During inhalation, A-Flex provides inspiratory comfort that varies with the patient’s pressure level. The result is a pressure pattern that matches the patient’s entire breathing cycle. REMstar Auto uses a clinically proven auto algorithm to maintain effective therapy at minimal pressures. It adjusts overall therapy to accommodate the patient’s therapy needs due to changes in lifestyle or progression of disease state.
Fisher & Paykel Healthcare
Fisher & Paykel Healthcare, Irvine, Calif, offers the Opus™ 360 nasal pillows mask. Small, quiet, and comfortable, the Opus 360 offers freedom to move while sleeping. A slim-line design allows for almost any sleeping position without mask displacement. An innovative 360-degree pivoting ball-and-socket elbow provides greater versatility. Patient comfort is ensured with new silicone pillows and facially contoured mask frame for extra stability.
ResMed Corp, Poway, Calif, introduces the new S8™ Series II CPAP device with Easy-Breathe. The Easy-Breathe has a whisper-quiet motor and natural, comfortable waveform. With improved EPR™, the S8 II delivers exceptional comfort in a compact design to suit the lifestyle of a patient and their bed partner. The nearly silent operation of the Easy-Breathe motor is sure to improve compliance and patient satisfaction. ResMed’s S8 Series II includes the S8 Escape™ II, S8 Elite™ II, S8 AutoSet™ II, and VPAP™ Auto.
DeVilbiss Healthcare, Somerset, Pa, offers the IntelliPAP™ AutoAdjust system. The IntelliPAP has been designed with patients in mind, incorporating many of the recommendations solicited through research to optimize patient adherence. IntelliPAP’s combination of auto-adjusting pressure, comfort, education, and adherence tracking with SmartCode™ helps to ensure patient compliance. From its reliable electronics and water-resistant housing to its durable Lexan® humidifier chamber and stainless steel heat transfer plate, IntelliPAP AutoAdjust is built for years of dependable performance and patient satisfaction.
VIASYS Healthcare Inc
The BreatheX™ Journey CPAP system from VIASYS Healthcare, Yorba Linda, Calif, a Cardinal Health company, is compact and mobile. Powered by a rechargeable battery, it provides therapy for 11 hours at 10 cm H2O and delivers pressures from 5 to 12 cm H2O. It features ramp, altitude compensation, and compliance monitoring. The BreatheX Journey can be positioned wherever it is most comfortable or convenient. Because it is battery powered and compact, patients can take it when they travel, even when they go camping. BreatheX Journey is compatible with a range of masks, including The Advantage Series™ Nasal and Full Face Masks and SNAPP X Direct Nasal Interface.
Covidien, Mansfield, Mass, offers the Sandman Intro™ CPAP device. Designed for patient comfort and convenience, it is the first all-in-one CPAP device from Covidien to feature fully integrated heated humidification. The Sandman Intro CPAP is lightweight, quiet, and discreet in appearance, with one of the smallest overall footprints available. User-friendly features include large backlit buttons that dim automatically, built-in patient reminders, a universal power supply, and a data capture memory card to help support physician follow-up.