ResMed has unveiled the AirMini, a compact CPAP system that the company calls the world’s smallest CPAP machine, weighing only two-thirds of a pound.
AirMini packs ResMed’s CPAP technology, comfort and functionality into a portable, pocket-sized device ideal for traveling, according to the company. The device weighs a mere 0.66 lbs (300 g) and measures just 5.4 x 3.3 x 2 in (13.6 x 8.4 x 5.2 cm).
ResMed will begin taking preorders for AirMini on May 3, 2017, with the device shipping by May 31. US patients using CPAP can contact their home medical equipment provider to place an order. AirMini will also be available in Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Germany, New Zealand, Spain and the United Kingdom, according to the company.
“The ResMed AirMini has redefined CPAP therapy, providing patients with peace of mind, knowing they can easily get ResMed-quality therapy wherever they are,” said Mick Farrell, ResMed CEO. “CPAP is now more portable and accessible than ever before. I have been traveling all over the world with a prototype of the AirMini system, using AutoSet, humidification, and an AirFit P10 pillows mask, and it has changed my travel life. I am so excited to see that this technology is now available to many millions of sleep apnea patients.”
The company believes the portability of AirMini can help CPAP users maintain adherence to therapy while traveling, citing a recent survey that found 65% of CPAP users said device size is the #1 reason they don’t take their CPAP every time they travel.
The AirMini is equipped with several features, including:
- ResMed’s proprietary AutoSet functionality;
- A phone app (iOS and Android) for patients to change comfort settings and track their own nightly usage data, a practice that’s shown to increase compliance and health outcomes;
- Portable and convenient waterless humidification to maximize comfort, capturing a patient’s exhaled heat and moisture with a HumidX humidifier in the mask tube and redelivering it to them;
- Compatibility with ResMed’s AirFit N20 nasal and F20 full face masks, as well as a special AirMini version of the AirFit P10 nasal pillows mask.
“There is huge demand for a CPAP that’s easier to travel with,” said Samantha Romsos, respiratory therapist at HME Home Medical (Green Bay, Wisc), in a ResMed press release. “Not only have my patients asked me for it, they already trust the therapy they get from ResMed, so I know AirMini is going to be hugely popular. It’ll benefit my patients as well as our business.”
More information is available at the ResMed website.