So as the rep delivered my new S9, I was told all data was being collected by ResMed for improvement purposes. Honestly, I do not believe that at all. Do any of you guys have any experience with the wireless modem? How does that work? Who monitors such data that it being collected. I assume as I'm being in the military, data goes to some data base which does not worry me as I love to sleep with my machine. Just curious to know what you guys think/say about it.
"Improvement" purposes is a bunch of bull hockey.
Usually the modem is to collect compliance data, meaning they're making sure you are using it. The supplier collects the data and sends it on to whoever requested it in the first place which is usually whoever is paying for the device. The modem means you don't have to take the memory card in to get the data taken from it. I don't think anyone has come here and said they're doc actually looked at the data for treatment purposes. It is almost always just for compliance reasons.
I believe it is a cellular modem and not reliant on your own system.
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Yes, I believe the wireless modem connects to some version of the cellphone network, not your own internet connection.
The data is collected and should be available to your doctor. It is very valuable data if he uses it. I think, but I'm not sure, that it only collects "usage" and "apnea event" data, not the same "breathing" data the SD card does, so detailed analysis will need the SD card.
As for "improvement," what do you think they meant? Improving your threatment, or improving the design of the machine? It could be used for both purposes.
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