Innovation in the medical field has resulted in the development of efficient, portable, and easy to operate devices. There are some disorders that seem to be normal but they can be very harmful if ignored. We ignore snoring, assuming that it is one kind of naturally generated sound by our body while we are in deep sleep. But snoring is one of the symptoms associated with a sleep disorder known as sleep apnea. People suffering from sleep apnea normally witness repeated stop and start of breathing which results in breathless nights, drowsy days, and also can be life threatening.
ResMed, one of the renowned names in continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) healing devices, revealed world’s smallest CPAP device. This device will be a boon for the people suffering from sleep apnea.
ResMed’s AirMini portable device weighs less than 300 grams and it is 5.4-inch long. Owing to its light in weight and compact size, it can also be carried along while traveling, which in the case of traditional and heavy CPAP devices is impractical.
The device internally has an inbuilt humidifier that is “waterless“. The water moisture, which is breathed out, is re-circulated back to the patient by the humidifier. This eliminates the need of water unit.
The device is integrated with Bluetooth connectivity that can be linked with the smartphone application. The app enables the user to change the configuration and view the usage statistics. Using this app can robust the therapy’s faithfulness. However, the device still needs an external power source. So, those who majorly are on outdoor tours or camping may face some challenges. If considered about the traveling conditions, many airlines or other transportation medium have power outlets per seat to power the electronic devices, so it might be easier for the travelers going on a long journey to connect the CPAP device.
ResMed’s AirMini can be used with AirFit P10 nasal pillow mask, AirFit N20 nasal mask, or F20 full face mask. AirMini will be obtainable in the U.S. through home medical equipment providers. After placing the preorders at HME, ResMed will start shipping by May 31.The company also plans to introduce this product in Spain, United Kingdom, Germany, Finland, Australia, and Denmark in coming months.