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New mask prototype from NASA
Okay, not really CPAP. It's for the astronauts to wear while exercising in space. It measures O2, CO2, and other stuff. But the cool part is it's not attached to anything. It records everything then uses Bluetooth to beam it to a computer.

Wonder if CPAP will someday do the same? But then, weight doesn't matter in space. It'd be impossible to sleep on your side. Top of the head maybe?

http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/image_feature_2428.html

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01-18-2013 12:31 PM
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With the advances in battery technology, it wouldn't surprise me a bit to see a self-contained Mask/CPAP unit with on-board batteries that is able to operate for 12+ hours without a recharge. Would be very useful for camping, airline flights, long bus or car trips, etc.

Miniaturization is the way things are going. I say give it another 3-4 years and we'll start to see self-contained Mask/CPAPs being introduced with no hose or electrical cord. Bulky at first, but with time, comfortable and very compact.

Heck, even now we've got CPAPs that are pretty darn small. For instance the Transcend II dimensions are 6.1 in x 3.5 in x 2.8 in. Pretty small:

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01-18-2013 01:01 PM
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RE: New mask prototype from NASA
Hmm. Nice mask, but can you wear it all night?

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01-18-2013 09:18 PM
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RE: New mask prototype from NASA
(01-18-2013 01:01 PM)SuperSleeper Wrote:  Heck, even now we've got CPAPs that are pretty darn small. For instance the Transcend II dimensions are 6.1 in x 3.5 in x 2.8 in. Pretty small:

[Image: Transcend-CPAP.jpg]

Call me clueless but I thought the keys were used to operate the CPAP. Then I realized, maybe not.
01-18-2013 10:22 PM
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RE: New mask prototype from NASA
Okay. You're clueless.

Actually, I first thought it was something attached to the keyring but it would be awful big. So I guess we're both clueless!

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RE: New mask prototype from NASA
(01-18-2013 01:01 PM)SuperSleeper Wrote:  Heck, even now we've got CPAPs that are pretty darn small. For instance the Transcend II dimensions are 6.1 in x 3.5 in x 2.8 in. Pretty small:

[Image: Transcend-CPAP.jpg]



The future is already HERE! Too-funny



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01-20-2013 12:59 AM
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RE: New mask prototype from NASA
Okay, I guess miniaturization has a ways to go yet... Thinking-about

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RE: New mask prototype from NASA
(01-20-2013 12:59 AM)TheWerkz Wrote:  [quote='SuperSleeper' pid='27569' dateline='1358532105']

Heck, even now we've got CPAPs that are pretty darn small. For instance the Transcend II dimensions are 6.1 in x 3.5 in x 2.8 in. Pretty small:

The future is already HERE! Too-funny

No good. No good.
The concept is intriguing but you still need to attach a battery pack if this configuration is to have any benefit. That would lay a bit heavier on one's head.
Ohwell
01-20-2013 09:37 PM
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I thought that the Transcend already had an on-board rechargeable battery..?

Is that really what those strap attachments are for on the sides of the Transcend - so you can put it on top of your head? Jiminy... that looks like a monstrosity if it's really intended to be worn like that... if not, what are the strap attachments used for?

Thinking-about

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RE: New mask prototype from NASA
I guess with the NASA mask they found a way to deal with leaks. I guess they are fitted specially fot one person.
A remote to go with CPAP would be great. I guess having AUTO start/stop is as close as we'll get.
01-27-2013 08:26 AM
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