ResMed S9 Climate Control :
The Climate Control system intelligently adapts to your environmental conditions and delivers optimal temperature and humidity right to the mask. It protects you from rainout without compromising humidity and provides the most comfortable therapy possible.
What's wrong with traditional humidification?
Don't monitor air at the mask
Don't react to changes in air flow
Don't react to changes in ambient weather conditions
Don't prevent rainout
What makes Climate Control better?
Climate Control uses an intelligent algorithm that controls the H5i and the ClimateLine tube to deliver constant, comfortable temperature and humidity levels during therapy.
Designed to address the limitations of traditional humidification, the Climate Control system provides protection from rainout and ensures maximum comfort.
While you are sleeping, Climate Control automatically controls:
Temperature of the delivered air: The temperature sensor located at the mask end of the ClimateLine tube monitors the temperature of the air delivered to the patient.
Humidity level: For each temperature setting, the Climate Control system delivers a constant amount of water vapor, or absolute humidity.
Rainout: The humidifier and heated tube work in harmony to deliver air at a constant level of humidity and temperature - even as the ambient and treatment conditions change.
Climate Control also automatically adapts to:
Changes in flow rates
Changes in ambient conditions such as room temperature or humidity level
The result is unequaled comfort and optimum therapy.
What is Humidity?
A Quick Tutorial
Humidity is the amount of water vapour in the air. You have probably talked about humidity and hot weather, for example:
When there is a small amount of water vapor in the air (low humidity) it is often referred to as a "dry" heat
When there is a lot of water vapor in the air (high humidity) it is commonly said that it is "muggy" or "humid"
There are two ways of measuring humidity:
Absolute Humidity - the actual amount of water vapor in the air
Relative Humidity - the percentage of water vapor in the air compared to the air's capacity to hold water vapor
Did you know?
Relative Humidity varies with temperature. The higher the temperature, the more water vapor the air can hold. The cooler the air, the less water it can hold.
That is why when warm air cools as it travels down the tube, condensation forms on the inside of the tube and mask in a CPAP system. This condensation is knows as rainout.
Rainout is the water, or condensation, that collects in your mask or tubing. It is a common side effect of humidification.
Why do you need humidification during therapy?
When you breathe normally, your nose and upper airway add heat and moisture to the air. By the time it reaches your lungs, air should be at body temperature (37C or 99F) with 100% relative humidity (44 mg/L).
During therapy, higher air pressure can overwhelm your upper airway's ability to heat and humidify the air. Colder, dryer air can cause a sore throat, dry nose, mouth or throat, nasal congestion and a runny nose.
30 - 70% of patients experience these symptoms.
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S9 Climate Control & ResMed VP responds to Apnea Board member questions
03-01-2012, 04:22 PM
[parts of this thread were copied from our old forum. Within this thread is some discussion with ResMed Vice President Gil Ben-Dov (username: SocialGil). Gil joined Apnea Board to post about S9 Climate Control and respond to questions regarding Apnea Board's "Patient Empowerment" philosophy].
03-01-2012, 04:23 PM
carosan Wrote:Hey again Zonk....gotta agree with you on this topic.
03-01-2012, 04:24 PM
SocialGil Wrote:It's good to hear that the new humidification in the S9 series is working well. One of the other themes that patients have told us is important is that the new slim tubing (which is required for the climate control solution) is also much more comfortable than the older traditional tubing.
03-01-2012, 04:26 PM
SocialGil,(time=1313083914) Wrote:Gil Ben-DovHi Gil - welcome to Apnea Board!
Glad to see a ResMed representative on the forum. A lot of us here use ResMed products and are happily satisfied with their performance. I own an S9 AutoSet and it's simply a fantastic little machine. The fact that we can also monitor our own therapy with the free ResScan software is why many of us are purchasing your products. If it were not for ResScan being freely available, I (and others) might have gone with a Philips-Respironics product.
On Apnea Board, we promote "patient empowerment", where sleep apnea patients take a more active role in their own therapy.
One suggestion: I would assume that you have influence as a VP at ResMed; I wish a message could be conveyed to them that some of us find it a bit frustrating that ResMed (and other CPAP manufacturers) see the DMEs, Sleep Centers and doctors as their "primary customers". It is we (the end-users) who actually use your products and are "paying the bills" to keep the manufacturers, DMEs, doctors, etc. in business. I understand that medical professionals many times recommend or supply their patients with your machines, but increasingly, the patients are becoming more knowledgeable and active in these decisions. That is what our website and forum is really about.
The message I would like to convey to you is to ask you to see us, the Sleep Apnea patient, as your primary customer, not some "middleman" like the DME or sleep center. We don't advocate patients self-diagnose or even self-treat Sleep Apnea without the benefit of proper medical professionals. But our doctors and DMEs are not as interested in our ongoing treatment as much as we are. It is we, the patients who monitor our own therapy on a day to day basis, and quite simply, we are increasingly demanding more control over our own therapy.
Many of our medical professionals are just too busy, or want to charge us $65 for an office visit every time we have simple questions about our CPAP therapy. In this current global economy, we don't want to spend money needlessly. This is why many come to places like Apnea Board for advice and help to make small, incremental adjustments to their CPAP machines, (after becoming educated on the proper methods to do so).
ResMed will continue to do well and take an even larger market share if they indeed realize these trends... and act upon these facts by catering more to the end-user of their products. Right now, sources independent of ResMed are catering to those needs... we don't mind doing that of course, but one would think that a CPAP manufacturing company would like to retain customer loyalty and trust by having someone intimately familiar with these products (ResMed) provide easy, more visible access to information that can help patients to use analytical products like ResScan more effectively.
Again, many of us here, including me, have high regard for ResMed overall. We are supportive of a company who makes products like ResScan freely available to health professionals and patients - in my opinion, it is because of that one fact that you're seeing such a good response to your S9 series machines. Without ResScan, we would likely go elsewhere, or come up with a third-party solution for data analysis software, as others have already done. Many of us would never purchase a CPAP machine that did not have some software package to analyze data.
Just some thoughts... thanks for listening.
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03-01-2012, 04:26 PM
Steven Wrote:I would like to echo SuperSleeper's sentiments in Post # 4 above.
03-01-2012, 04:27 PM
zonk Wrote:SocialGil,(time=1313083914) Wrote:Gil Ben-DovHi Gil - welcome Aboard
03-01-2012, 04:28 PM
zonk Wrote:Steven,(time=1313104000) Wrote:There is no big price gap between different models of the S9 series .zonk,(time=1313103553) Wrote:also a CPAP user who understand our problems and frustrations .You will notice that he uses a ResMed S9 AutoSet (their Cadillac) & NOT an Escape.
03-01-2012, 04:28 PM
Steven Wrote:zonk,(time=1313106396) Wrote:There is no big price gap between different models of the S9 series .I wasn't talking about the price.
03-01-2012, 04:29 PM
SocialGil Wrote:Hello all - I'd be happy to share my personal logic for selecting an Autoset. First, my doctor was OK with the idea (it was kind of a prerequisite).
03-01-2012, 04:29 PM
SocialGil Wrote:SuperSleeper - you're post was a little more involved, so I thought I'd try to tackle it separately. As always, feedback is appreciated.
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