My machine bought in December 2014 in B.C. Canada does not have this feature and I checked for it again yesterday in case they'd updated it via the cell modem, but it's still not there.
I am neither a Doctor, nor any other kind of medical professional.
Actually you know, it is what it isn't.
Hmmmm. My "Comfort" mode is blacked out and cannot access it.
This sounds interesting enough to investigate.
I think i need to investigate also. Just got my machine .. it was a replacement for a Respironics that I had a lot of humidity problems with. But .. from the SN it was made in 2015. and had 200 hrs on it. soooo not new .. not sure it matters .. works better than what I had but ins will only pay every 5 yrs .. so I think maybe I need the ResMed for Her. The sales lady told me she thought that was a advertising gimmick, but sure sounds real to me.
07-16-2016, 09:51 PM
(This post was last modified: 07-16-2016, 10:28 PM by vsheline.)
(04-15-2016, 05:48 PM)Carbon Wrote: I have a black Autoset 10 (for him) that does not report RERA's. ie an old model. The Mode options are just CPAP or Autoset (no Autoset for Her option).
I have found a Response option (Standard or Soft) as the first item in the Comfort part of the clinical menu. Is this the fabled "Autoset for Her" algorithm?
Not exactly the same. It is likely that the only change from the standard AutoSet algorithm is to raise the pressure less aggressively.
In the beginning of your posted data is shown a rapid rise in pressure in response to Flow Limitation, after which the pressure decays toward the Min Pressure (9.0) with a 20 minute Time Constant (decays from around 11.0 to around 9.3 in around 36 minutes). Presumably the pressure was raised more gradually because you were using the Soft option, but the rate at which the pressure decayed was same as how the standard AutoSet algorithm behaves when reducing the pressure after Flow Limitation has gone away.
As shown in the table below, the For Her algorithm uses a 60 minute Time Constant when reducing the pressure after increases which were made in response to Flow Limitation.
Full article containing the table above, comparing many CPAP treatment algorithms:
Article all about the AutoSet For Her algorithm:
Membership in the Advisory Member group should not be understood as in any way implying medical expertise or qualification for advising Sleep Apnea patients concerning their treatment. The Advisory Member group provides advice and suggestions to Apnea Board administrators and staff on matters concerning Apnea Board operation and administrative policies - not on matters concerning treatment for Sleep Apnea. I think it is now too late to change the name of the group but I think Voting Member group would perhaps have been a more descriptive name for the group.
Is this feature available on the Airsense Elite (fixed pressure) version or only on the auto version.