The AirCurve 10 S/T VPAP Machine with the HumidAir System by ResMed is an advanced VPAP device which possesses a total of five operational modes and a plethora of advanced functions and eye-catching features.
This machine is stocked with special iVAPS technology, expiratory pressure relief (EPR), automatic start and stop functions, Vsync automatic leak management, ramp function, mask fitting function and other great performance features as well. With this AirCurve 10 it will permit sleep apnea patients to receive adequate therapy without having to bear with significant levels of discomfort.
S/T and Other Operational Modes The AirCurve 10 S/T has a total of five operational modes - spontaneous (S), spontaneous/timed (S/T), timed (T), VAuto and conventional CPAP mode. The primary mode of this particular VPAP device - spontaneous/timed (S/T) - will initiate a breath and begin IPAP. The duration of IPAP is controlled by your machine; this VPAP device will then automatically reduce pressure to EPAP. The S/T mode provides consistent relief and minimizes discomfort during therapy.
The AirCurve 10 S/T features iVAPS technology which is a solution for unobtrusive ventilation. iVAPS targets alveolar ventilation for stable gas exchange in respiratory episodes. When necessary, iVAPS initiates a type of secondary pressure which takes advantage of Vsync leak compensation to better create patient-ventilation synchrony.
Expiratory Pressure Relief
Adapting to the pressure levels generated by sleep apnea machines is one of the most difficult challenges for new patients. The expiratory pressure relief (EPR) function for the AirCurve 10 S/T makes adjusting to such pressure levels much easier by providing consistent and substantial relief throughout your whole therapy session. When you inhale, the EPR function will artificially lower the pressure in order to deliver relief, and then elevate the pressure back to normal levels upon exhalation.
This device has SmartStart/SmartStop functions which simplify the processes of turning on and turning off your machine. When you take your first breath into your mask, SmartStart will automatically turn your machine on; then when you remove your mask SmartStop will automatically shut your device off. This technology not only makes it easier to operate your machine it also helps conserve machine power.
Vsync and TiControl
Vsync automatic leak management is an algorithm which monitors your breathing cycle and attempts to make proper adjustments when patients experience unintentional mask leakage. Mask leakage decreases your seal quality and can seriously compromise your results; Vsync is designed to make corrections automatically so you receive your desired pressure levels consistently throughout sleep. The Vsync algorithm works together with TiControl. TiControl enables patients to set minimum and maximum time limits so they can better address issues with their breathing cycle. Using TiControl will allow you to maximize the effectiveness of the Vsync system.
Advanced Humidification System
The humidification system for the AirCurve 10 S/T - the HumidAir - is a technologically sophisticated device which represents a significant improvement when compared with earlier humidifiers. The HumidAir system will maintain your desired temperature and humidity levels and help prevent some of the unpleasant potential side effects of therapy such as nasal congestion, irritation, sore throat and so forth.
The AirCurve10 is compatible with standard tubing, SlimLine tubing and the newly created ClimateLineAIR heated tubing. The ClimateLineAIR heated tubing was designed specifically to work for the AirCurve/Sense 10 and will contribute substantially to your humidification. You will avoid the troubles of rain-out, overheating and other pitfalls. One thing to keep in mind is the AirSense/Curve 10 ClimateLineAir tubing and general Climate-line tubing are not compatible.
In order to help patients fall asleep more naturally, the AirCurve 10 S/T is equipped with an advanced ramp function. The ramp function allows users to artificially suspend the influx of pressure for a specified period of time (between 5 and 45 minutes) so they will not take notice.
Mask Fitting Feature
The AirCurve 10 S/T offers a special function which will visually indicate whether your mask has been fitted correctly and is therefore providing an effective seal. When your mask is installed, the AirCurve 10 S/T will display either a smiling face or a frown face - intuitively, a smiling face means that your seal is effective while a frown indicates that your seal is defective and your mask fit needs to be corrected.
The AirCurve 10 S/T is remarkably easy to use. This VPAP machine has large buttons, a brightly lit screen and a convenient scrolling system which allows patients to make adjustments with ease. Impressively, the screen for the AirCurve 10 S/T is able to automatically adjust its brightness depending on surrounding light; this function ensures that patients will always be able to cleanly see their screen regardless of the time of day.
The AirCurve 10 S/T VPAP machine has an operating pressure range of 3-25cm H2O. This pressure range is wider than normal and allows patients to have access to higher levels of pressure than they could potentially receive with conventional CPAP machines.
Advanced Data Management
Maintaining an aware of the status, direction and progress of your therapy is essential to optimizing your experience and receiving the best possible results. The AirCurve 10 S/T makes this a simple task with its superior data management system.
This VPAP machine includes a data card and has an integrated wireless module; the wireless module enables patients to transfer their therapy information via the internet directly to their physician or healthcare provider. This VPAP device has the capacity to store up to 365 days of summary and compliance data, 30 sessions of detailed data and 7 sessions of high resolution flow data.
Features HumidAir with Climate Control and ClimateLine (optional ClimateLineAir tubing) Five operational modes - CPAP, VPAP, spontaneous, spontaneous/timed and timed Comes with travel bag and 3 meter tubing Advanced data management capabilities Operating pressure range 3-25cm H2O Adjustable trigger and cycle sensitivity TiControl (time minimum/maximum) Vsync leak compensation algorithm Expiratory pressure relief (EPR) Integrated wireless module SmartStart/SmartStop Includes SD data card Mask fitting feature Leak alert system iVAPS technology Easy to operate Ramp function
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