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[Equipment] Wireless transfer feature question
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Wireless transfer feature question
I got a ResMed AirSense 10 two weeks ago and noticed it has a wireless transfer feature. Who does it call and why, when? Is this necessary or just another privacy intrusion?  Huhsign
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RE: Wireless transfer feature question
My understanding is that it is a cost saving to you and the insurance company.

For you it allows the doctor to get reports without you having to bring the machine into the office after you have made an appointment, driven to the dr's found a parking place, checked in, waited in the lobby with all the sick folks sharing away their bugs with you, being called to a room and left to sit waiting for a nurse to take your vital signs and history, then two minutes with the doctor and out the door for you. now the drive home all the way thinking "what a waste of my time".

For the insurance company they can check to be sure you are using the equipment that they are paying for. If not they will stop paying.

For the equipment provider the DME it is easy to call up your machine and get reports for the doctor and insurance. If ordered to they can change the settings on the cpap from their office. House call cost a lot more.

And if you are of a tinfoil mindset it gives the space aliens, nsa or others a way into your brain. Dielaughing Who want into that mess...

It just saves money is the bottom line Okay 

Sleep-well

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RE: Wireless transfer feature question
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A little skepticism about phone home systems is warranted in today's electronic non-privacy age.

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RE: Wireless transfer feature question
It can be helpful, but it is also something to watch.

It is the source of the daily uploads to the "MyAir" web portal that allows you to monitor your night (totally redundant once you get something like Sleepyhead)

Things to watch... Being on this forum, you will likely learn how to make fine adjustments to your settings through the clinician's menu to help improve your therapy.
Generally, this is not a problem, but every now and then, you will get someone working for your DME who feels that it is their duty to make sure that your therapy is an exact match for what the doctor prescribed... they can use the link to return your settings to what it was set to in the office.

My wife was out of town for a few days, and apparently either the modem was unable to make contact (comparing bars to my phone, it is apparent that they don't use Verizon in my area), and on her way home they called her and asked why she wasn't using her machine. She was over 30 days, but still within 90.
Of course, as soon as she got home and plugged it in, it made contact.


But other than "MyAir", the cellular modem is of no use to us. We can't access it and manually download the data using it.

Enter Toshiba FlashAir-III Big Grin

SD card with a WiFi device built in. It was designed for digital cameras, but it works wonderfully for the A10 and other machines.
Configure and install the card, then you can use a program like FlashPAP to transfer the information to your computer, then import it into Sleepyhead, without having to remove the SD card from your machine.
-- Rich
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RE: Wireless transfer feature question
Hi wayne1600,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Good luck to you with CPAP therapy.
trish6hundred
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