ResMed, an innovator and pioneer in developing products for the treatment of sleep-disordered breathing and other respiratory conditions, has won two Red Dot Product Design Awards for 2014. Red Dot lauded ResMed’s AirFit P10 nasal pillows mask (shown) and its soon-to-be-launched Astral 150 life support ventilator. ResMed is a repeat winner. The company was recognized in 2010 for its S9 Series.
This year, 4,815 entries were submitted by manufacturers, designers, and architects from 53 countries, with only 1,120 earning the prestigious Red Dot designation.
“From our masks and positive airflow pressure (PAP) devices to our ventilators and diagnostic equipment, ResMed has a proud 25-year history of delivering innovative solutions with the patient’s comfort and well-being in mind,” says Mick Farrell, ResMed CEO, in a release. “The AirFit P10 and Astral 150 are both backed by decades of science and clinical research as we remain focused on three key goals: improving patient quality of life, preventing progression of chronic diseases, and lowering total healthcare costs.”
Launched in January 2014, the ultralight, ultraquiet AirFit P10 nasal pillows mask weighs just 1.6 ounces, and has only three parts, including a mesh vent called QuietAir that makes it 50% quieter than its predecessor. The AirFit P10, used in conjunction with a PAP device to treat sleep apnea, has been found by ResMed to provide patients with an average of 40 more minutes of sleep per night.
The soon-to-be-launched Astral 150 life support ventilator is a small, portable, and lightweight system with extended battery life, and patient-friendly setup and operation.