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Transmitting Data from Used Madhine to Doctor Remotely
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Transmitting Data from Used Madhine to Doctor Remotely
I have an upcoming appointment with a sleep specialist. I'm trying to send over my PAP info to them, but they seem unable to access a zip folder with my SD card contents. I didn't purchase this device through a DME so I don't believe I'm able to contact one to have my data sent to my doctor remotely. Is there any way I can get access to airview or send them some info from my machine so that they can get it remotely? It seems like they've never dealt with a patient trying to do this before so they're pretty confused by the whole situation.
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RE: Transmitting Data from Used Madhine to Doctor Remotely
Zoom meeting with them, use OSCAR.
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You can provide your SD card or a copy of it. While a provider may be unable to deal with a zip file, they can certainly read a SD card. Media mail rates apply. Ask them about sending in the SD card with the detailed data.
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I don't think it's a Zoom meeting, but I will look out if I can share my screen during it and show the doctor. I'm aware that I can have them get the files from my SD card, but then I'd have to go in or mail it. The first kinda defeats the point of a televisit, and the second I'm just generally wary of. We tried seeing if they could copy my info into their Airview, but it seems like once a machine is logged with an individual there may not be a way to reassign it to someone else at least on their end.

I spoke with one of their techs and I think they may be appeased with a screenshot of the statistics section in OSCAR, but I'm waiting to hear back from them regarding that.

Thanks for the responses so far!
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I will say that my experience with ResMed SD cards suggests that the Identification.crc and Identification.tgt files need to be written on the card by the machine.

I wanted to give my data to my DME and they insisted that it had to be on a ResMed card. The card that I use in my machine is some random brand -- I'm on my third data card since the original ResMed card failed. No way was I going to give them my main card, and anyway my laptop has the files from the card in the ResMed folder structure. (I don't load OSCAR from the card directly but instead from my card copy on the laptop.) So I took my laptop down to their office, stuck the magic card they handed me into my laptop, dragged over the DATALOG and SETTINGS folders, and the STR.edf, Identification.crc and Identification.tgt files and gave them the disk. Their ResMed data program balked. I took the card home, erased it, put it into the machine, and it wrote the DATALOG and SETTINGS folders, and the STR.edf, Identification.crc and Identification.tgt files. I then dragged the two folders and the STR.edf files from my computer to the card, overwriting them but leaving the Identification.crc and Identification.tgt files alone. Took it back to the DME and they had no problem reading it. It became my official "travelling" card -- from my computer backup image that I use to feed OSCAR, I drag over the SETTINGS folder and STR.edf, and all of the dated folders that aren't already there, and take the card with me. The main card stays in the machine at home.

"crc" is an abbreviation for "cyclic redundancy check", which is a code that specifies the way that the data is physically written to the disk. Given the observed behavior, I'm pretty sure that the Identification.crc file is a cyclic redundancy check on the Identification.tgt file, and somehow ResMed thinks that it's important that the physical bytes on the card of the Identification.tgt file were physically written by the machine. Dont-know
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RE: Transmitting Data from Used Madhine to Doctor Remotely
There is nothing special about the ResMed SD card.  It is just a re-branded version of one of the more popular SD cards.

There should be no reason why you couldn't copy your data to a spare SD card and send them that.
If you are on a Mac or Linux computer you can use rsync to copy the files.  It retains the dates and times (Mac has "ditto" also).  Not sure what the Windows equivalent is.

You could possibly use a cloud service also.  Something like DropBox might work if your SD card doesn't have years of data on it.  The tech at your Dr's office may be able to tell you if this will work.

If I remember correctly, the only way to get your machine talking with AirView is to go through a DME.  They have to activate and link your machine with your Dr's AirView account.  I seem to remember there were one or two online DME's that would do this for a small fee if you were not a customer.
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RE: Transmitting Data from Used Madhine to Doctor Remotely
Here's step-by-step instructions of how I make a ResMed CPAP backup disk to bring to a doctor/dme:

  1. Take SD card out of your CPAP, slide the write-protect tab over, put it into your computer.
  2. Create a directory on your computer to hold the card image. Drag the contents of your card into the computer directory. Put your main SD card to the side and make sure that you keep track of which is which.
  3. Take the new SD card, slide the write protect over so you can write on it, insert it into the CPAP.
  4. The CPAP will write the skeleton of the data on the card.
  5. Take the card out, put it into your computer.
  6. Navigate to your backup directory on your computer
  7. Click on the SETTINGS folder in your computer backup and select all of the files in there, drag and drop them into the SETTINGS folder on the SD card.
  8. Click on the DATALOG folder in your computer backup and select all of the files in there, drag and drop them into the DATALOG folder on the SD card.
  9. Put the new card back into the CPAP one more time and wait while it goes through the "Preparing SD card..." (this step is probably not necessary, but it is harmless.) Take the card out, slide the write-protect tab over, and deliver that to your doctor/DME.
  10. Take your main SD card and slide the tab over to make it writable again, put it back into your CPAP.
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Thanks for all the responses. My doctor's office seems to be satisfied with the statistics page in OSCAR, so fingers crossed that the doctor is too come the time of the appointment.
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(10-19-2021, 05:08 PM)Jeff8356 Wrote: If you are on a Mac or Linux computer you can use rsync to copy the files.  It retains the dates and times (Mac has "ditto" also).  Not sure what the Windows equivalent is.
On a windows computer, you can use 
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Windows default app that mimics rsync is robocopy.exe. A free GUI version of this is available and is named, SyncToy2.1.
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