(03-18-2015, 05:44 PM)LanceC Wrote:
(03-18-2015, 12:39 PM)estgad Wrote: @LanceCI probably phrased it poorly. The data goes to ResMed now, to update the patient access portal available as MyAir. I assume they get all the data though, not just the basic info they present there.
From a technical standpoint I do not see that being possible. CDMA means the AirCurve/AirSense machine is making a cellular phone call to send the data.
So you would have to go into the machine and give it a number to call for you to receive the data, and then create a routine on your phone/pc to capture the data to be able to use it in the ResScan program.
IF they were to create a wifi system to transfer for that data transfer...........
The mechanism I imagined was ResScan retrieving the patient information directly from ResMed.
I haven't heard how the professional version of AirView which is used by medical professionals can be obtained, but it (like ResScan also) is intended for use by medical professionals only and is not available for sale to CPAP users. These programs can be used to change the therapy settings, and if users were able to do THAT they might conceivably hurt themselves, and I think no company can afford to expose itself to possible liability for users possibly misadjusting the settings.
ResMed AirView is used for remote monitoring and control, over the cellular modem. The modem sends the settings and statistical summaries of the data, plus a VERY ABBREVIATED portion of the full detailed data which is stored by the machine on the SD memory card.
The modem sends to ResMed servers a sample of most types of the detailed data at a rate of one sample per minute but does not send "Flow" data at all, so the professional version of AirView used by doctors can read the data stored on ResMed servers and display Detailed Data but only one data point per minute (can't zoom in to see fine detail), and no Flow data. On the SD card is stored detailed data sampled once every two seconds plus "High Rate" Flow data sampled twenty times per second.
ResScan and SleepyHead are more comprehensive than AirView. These read data from the SD card and display the settings and statistical summaries and also display the detailed data (plots of pressure and Leak and and much more) sampled every two seconds all night, plus Flow data, allowing us to zoom in and see the data plotted on a fine timescale.
The Detailed Data is needed to see when during the night the various events occur, the sequence of events, to clearly see what's really going on and to troubleshoot problems.
The Flow data is needed to be able to visually double check whether the reported events (such as apneas) are being reported accurately. For example, sometimes quickly varying Leak can fool the machine into falsely reporting Apneas which did not actually occur.
It good for Doctors using AirView to view patient data stored on ResMed servers, to keep informed of patient progress remotely. But sometimes the doctor should also be downloading data directly from the SD card.