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[CPAP] Retrieving data
It looks like my old "brick" CPAP is failing. It doesn't record anything but hours. I've never used an APAP or anything that records data. I suppose I'll get a ResMed S9 AutoSet, probably from an internet dealer. I have a prescription and I prefer to own my own machine. Because I've never done this before, I don't quite understand the details of retrieving data. A few questions, if I may. Brief answers are fine.

--Do the manufacturers try to make it difficult for owner/users to retrieve data from their machines?

--How is data retrieved?

--Once retrieved, is the data easy to read and understand?

--Is it equally easy to do with Macintosh and Windows?

Thanks in advance,

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SleepyHead supports both S9 and PRS1 uses SD card and works with windows and Mac computers
ResScan support S9 and Encore Basic supports PRS1, both works with windows but not Mac
Also both don,t require any special card reader, your computer might have SD card slot

Rescan interpretation guide http://www.apneaboard.com/ResScan_Interp...-Guide.pdf
ResScan tutorial video by forum member "DreamDiver" http://apneaboard.com/resscan.htm
Software download links http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Forum-P...-and-Links

clinical manual available via email http://www.apneaboard.com/adjust-cpap-pr...tup-manual

S9 setup http://www.apneaboard.com/resmed-s9-cpap-setup
PRS1 setup http://www.apneaboard.com/pr-system-one-...structions

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(03-09-2014, 02:04 AM)winky Wrote: ...

--Do the manufacturers try to make it difficult for owner/users to retrieve data from their machines?

No, not really. It's a couple of buttons to see summaries on the screen, or the removal and reading of the data in your computer to see the full story.

(03-09-2014, 02:04 AM)winky Wrote: --How is data retrieved?

Push a couple of buttons to see the most recent sleep session summary data, but much better its to move the SDCard (it's available externally just pull it) to your computer and read the detail data every day or every few days.

(03-09-2014, 02:04 AM)winky Wrote: --Once retrieved, is the data easy to read and understand?

With a small amount of practice and asking questions here.

It gets much easier when it is YOUR data and you are accustomed to viewing it in comparison to your own previous days.

It's no harder to read than Road Signs while driving.

Most people forget they spent a bit of time figuring out what all but the most obvious road signs meant when they were children or even later when learning to drive.

[Or when moving from continent to continent and having to learn new sets of signs.]

You can see most of it with a little guidance RIGHT AWAY, but you will learn to pick up subtle distinctions and to read the whole thing better and faster with practice.

Also, a bit of it depends on how familiar you are with reading statistical data and charts. Someone with that experience will see almost everything in the first couple of views while someone who is not comfortable with statistics, charting, math etc. might take a week or two to get comfortable.

We'll help.

(03-09-2014, 02:04 AM)winky Wrote: --Is it equally easy to do with Macintosh and Windows?

Pretty much.

Despite the never ending arguments about superiority, they both have easy to use graphical interfaces and the programs and charts are pretty much the same (or at least similar) anyway.

More importantly: Which do YOU use?

There is usually more choice with Windows and many find the Mac easier to use by a little bit.

Everything works great for me on Windows -- others use the Mac (and the Mac can run a Windows instance if you wish.)

Sweet Dreams,

Sleep study AHI: 49 RDI: 60 -- APAP 10-11 w/AHI: 1.5 avg for 7-days (up due likely to hip replacement recovery)

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