ResMed sleep therapy devices: Innovation and technology

ResMed sleep therapy devices:
innovation and technology

At ResMed, our mission is to improve your patient's day-to-day therapy experience.

Your patient's therapy comfort and treatment efficacy are important to us. Our focus on continuous innovation allows us to push the boundaries to give your patients smaller, quieter and more comfortable sleep therapy devices that are also easy to set up and use.

Learn more about all the different sleep therapy technologies that feature in various devices across our range.

Algorithms

AutoSet

In AutoSet™ mode, the device provides only the amount of pressure required to maintain upper airway patency. 

AutoSet for Her

The new algorithm in the AirSense™ 10 AutoSet for Her device is based on ResMed’s AutoSet algorithm and delivers therapeutic responses that have been tailored to the characteristics of obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) in women.

 

 

 

S mode

Ideal for non-compliant CPAP patients, S mode features a fixed-pressure and is designed to deliver effective, comfortable therapy for a wide range of patients.

 

Vsync

Vsync is a leak management algorithm that compensates for unintentional mask leak, so that patients receive their prescribed therapy pressure.

Technological features

AutoSet Response feature

ResMed’s AutoSet algorithm now allows for additional customisation of therapy with the new AutoSet Response feature, which offers gentler pressure increases for additional comfort.

AutoRampTM with sleep onset detection

Activated automatically, this ramp feature begins by delivering a low start pressure, to help the patient fall asleep with ease. Then, using its sleep onset detection capability, it responds by comfortably ramping up to the prescribed pressure the moment it detects they’ve fallen asleep.

Central sleep apnoea detection

Central sleep apnoea (CSA) detection uses the Forced Oscillation Technique (FOT) to determine whether a patient’s airway is open or closed during an apnoea. When an apnoea has been detected, small oscillations in pressure (1 cm H2O peak-to-peak at 4 Hz) are added to the current device pressure. 

Cheyne-Stokes respiration detection

ResMed’s Cheyne-Stokes respiration (CSR) detection feature helps you identify patients on fixed or auto-adjusting pressure devices, but who may present with CSR breathing patterns. Throughout the night, the intelligent algorithm continually monitors a patient’s breathing patterns, checking cycle lengths and searching for representations of CSR.

CPAP mode

Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is a type of therapy that delivers pressurised air at one fixed pressure throughout the night to keep your patients’ airways open so that they don’t stop breathing in their sleep.

Climate Control

Climate Control is an intelligent system that controls the HumidAir™ humidifier and the ClimateLineAir™ heated air tubing to deliver constant, comfortable temperature and humidity levels during therapy.

Easy-Breathe feature

The Easy-Breathe waveform intelligently recreates a patient’s individual breathing pattern, so breathing feels more natural and therapy is more comfortable.

Expiratory Pressure Relief (EPR™)

Designed to make therapy more comfortable, Expiratory Pressure Relief (EPR) maintains optimal treatment for the patient during inhalation and reduces the delivered mask pressure during exhalation.

Leak management

The AirCurve 10 series of devices monitor and compensate for leak by continuously and automatically adjusting the baseline flow.

Ramp

Designed to make the beginning of treatment more comfortable, ramp is available in all modes. Ramp time is the period in which the pressure gradually increases from a lower, more comfortable start pressure to the prescribed treatment pressure.

RERA reporting

Respiratory Effort Related Arousals (RERA) are periods of increased respiratory effort leading to an arousal.1 These flow-based RERA events are logged and stored as summary and/or detailed data and can then be viewed in AirView™, ResMed’s cloud-based patient management system.

TiControl - inspiratory time control

Unique to ResMed bilevel devices, TiControl allows you to set minimum and maximum limits on the time the device spends in IPAP. The minimum and maximum time limits are set at either side of the patient’s ideal spontaneous inspiratory time, providing a window of opportunity for the patient to spontaneously cycle to EPAP.

Triggering and cycling

Under normal conditions, the device triggers (initiates IPAP) and cycles (terminates IPAP and changes to EPAP) as it senses the change in patient flow. Patient breath detection is enhanced by ResMed’s automatic leak management.

Design and aesthetics

The AirSense 10 and AirCurve 10 sleep devices were designed after in-depth market research, taking into account feedback from patients as well as sleep professionals.

Intelligent humidification

Using a humidifier can make a positive difference to your patient’s therapy by improving comfort and compliance.1,2 Humidification can help to reduce common side effects of therapy such as nasal congestion, upper airway tenderness and a dry throat.

Quietly Easy-Breathe motor

At the heart of our sleep therapy devices is the enhanced Easy-Breathe motor, uniquely designed to synchronise with your patient's breathing.

ResMed Air Solutions devices

AirSense™ 10 AutoSet

Premium auto-adjusting pressure therapy device.

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AirSense™ 10 AutoSet™ for Her

Premium auto-adjusting pressure device specifically for female patients.

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AirSense™ 10 Elite

Premium fixed-pressure therapy device.

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AirCurve™ 10 S

The ResMed AirCurve 10 S device provides fixed bilevel support, ideal for sleep apnoea patients who find it difficult to adjust to therapy and need extra pressure support.

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AirCurve™ 10 CS PaceWave™

Adaptive servo-ventilator device.

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AirCurve™ 10 VAuto

The ResMed AirCurve 10 VAuto is an auto-adjusting bilevel device that uses the comfort of both the AutoSet™ algorithm and Easy-Breathe waveform to treat sleep apnoea patients who require greater respiratory comfort.

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References

  1. Mohsenin V. Gender differences in the expression of sleep-disordered breathing: role of upper airway dimensions. Chest 2001; 120(5):1442-7.
  2. Kline, LR and Carlson P. NCPAP Acceptance and compliance is altered by humidification. Sleep 1999;22 Suppl 1:S1—S342.01