Everything I can think of in history that starts its name with "My..." has been stupid and wrongheaded, including "My Computer" and "My Network TV". It promotes the concept of possession as being something admirable, in a country where "owning stuff" is well out of hand. There are a thousand better concepts to be promoting than this.
So I have an automatic prejudice against "MyAir", just for the stupid name alone.
It also seems like an attempt to get on the bandwagon of everything having to have an internet presence, as if they would look old and hidebound if they didn't do something, even if it turned out to be lame and useless. Again, wrong concept...getting on the internet is not what is important; providing something with value is.
"Automated, personalized coaching and support"? Please. If its automated, that is the exact opposite of personal. You can't take a bunch of scenarios and have a computer search input for words that indicate which cookie-cutter scenario of advice to funnel out to the user and expect that to be helpful (and not harmful). One size does not fit all.
Whoever thought this up needs to have their oxygen desat rates checked, as it seems their brains are not getting enough.
01-10-2015, 09:28 PM
(This post was last modified: 01-10-2015, 09:36 PM by vsheline.)
(12-11-2014, 03:44 PM)archangle Wrote: As far as I know, the data sent via the cell modem is very limited compared to what's on the SD card. The doctor may get more info, but it's still very limited.
The AirView clinician software can see detailed data collected over the air but no Flow data is collected over the air. The sample rate for the detailed data collected over the air is only once per minute, which is very slow.
With a single sample point per minute, this is 60 samples per hour, and for 8 hrs of sleep this would be 480 samples for the night. It may look like a continuous graph when the time scale is the whole night, but it is impossible to zoom in, to see mrs clearly exactly what may be happening within each minute.
The SD card holds 30 samples per minute for the regular detailed data, and 1500 samples per minute for the "High Rate" Flow data.
Membership in the Advisory Member group should not be understood as in any way implying medical expertise or qualification for advising Sleep Apnea patients concerning their treatment. The Advisory Member group provides advice and suggestions to Apnea Board administrators and staff on matters concerning Apnea Board operation and administrative policies - not on matters concerning treatment for Sleep Apnea. I think it is now too late to change the name of the group but I think Voting Member group would perhaps have been a more descriptive name for the group.
I signed up just to see what it would do. Pretty basic. Apparently they have a level of badges... Here's the one I just got (silver):
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