Sunrise Medical, Longmont, Colo, introduces the DeVilbiss 9055 D RPMTM bilevel CPAP, a compact unit that offers adjustable IPAP and EPAP pressure. The unit features a pressure range of 3-25 cm H2O, a maximum pressure difference between the IPAP pressure and EPAP pressure of 22 cm H20, a delay mode setting, on-board compliance memory storage for up to 36 months, and automatic patient notification for mask changes, filter cleaning, and filter changes. It also offers pressure flow rounding for a less abrupt transition from IPAP to EPAP and from EPAP to IPAP and a built-in Epworth Sleepiness Scale® questionnaire, which allows patients to monitor their therapy. This unit is one of the quietest bilevel devices on the market and features a motor that can adjust speeds in microseconds. It also can interface with the DeVilbiss eCompliance system, which notifies providers of potential noncompliance and allows providers to change parameters by phone. (800) 333-4000; www.sunrisemedical.com.
The HC220 series CPAP unit by Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Corp Limited, Auckland, New Zealand, offers true integration with heated humidification, which can improve patient acceptance and compliance. Lightweight, quiet running, and the smallest unit of its type, HC220 features Ambient Tracking PLUS, which not only maximizes humidity delivery by tracking room temperatures, but also accommodates changes in flow that occur during mouth or mask leak. It is integrated and unique to the HC220 series. (800) 446-3908; www.fphcare.com.
InnoMed Technologies, Boca Raton, Fla, introduces the Nasal-PAP Freestyle® interface for positive pressure therapy. The Freestyle comes in seven sizes to fit a wide variety of patients. Its design allows for the use of different-sized nasal sections to fit patients with asymmetrical nostrils. The Freestyle comes with soft, lightweight headgear that eliminates the need for pressure points on the face and has a minimal number of parts. The result is a simple, easy-to-use interface that is quiet and virtually leak-free with proper fit. (800) 200-9842; www.innomedinc.com.
VIASYS Healthcare, Yorba Linda, Calif, introduces the Orion CPAP, which features an advanced motor and impeller design for accurate pressure delivery. Its pressure setting changes in 0.5 H2O increments. The Orion also has a built-in compliance meter that automatically tracks hours of patient use, not just hours of operation. Available in a selection of colors (rosewood, green marble, and blue granite), the unit also features a universal power supply so no adjustments are needed when traveling, and a selectable altitude adjustment of up to 9,000 feet without requiring calibration. Users can choose from 0 to 20 minutes of ramp time in 5-minute intervals, and Orions noise level is less than 32 dBA RMS. It comes with a 2-year warranty. (800) 231-2466; www.viasyshealthcare.com.
Respironics Inc, Murrysville, Pa, introduces the REMstar® Pro with C-Flex, which offers a more comfortable treatment for sleep apnea. C-Flex takes the work out of exhalation. It tracks the patients breathing to lower the amount of pressure delivered at exhalation. These breath-by-breath adjustments ensure the optimal level of pressure relief during exhalation to deliver more comfortable therapy. With three settings, patients have the ability to select the level of pressure relief that is right for them without altering the benefit of the prescribed therapy. (800) 345-6443; www.respironics.com.
Invacare CORP, Elyria, Ohio, introduces the Polaris EX CPAP with SoftX technology, designed to increase patient compliance. SoftX makes breathing with CPAP feel natural and more comfortable by tracking the patients breathing pattern and minimizing the work of breathing during exhalation. The simple contour design and silver color of the Polaris EX CPAP with SoftX appeals to patients and fits nicely in their homes. The device is designed to be integrated with the Polaris EX heated humidifier and is compatible with the Poseidon passover humidifier. (800) 333-6900; www.invacare.com.