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Travel CPAP data questions
#1
Hi.  After two work trips with my ResMed Airsense 10 it is clear that I need a travel CPAP as well.  I'm looking at the Z1 Auto or ResMed Airmini.  The question is that neither appear to have SD cards to download to computer (and sleepyhead).  The Z1 appears to come with a connection cable so can download to their computer program.  The ResMed only Bluetooth to its program (which is pretty average and hard to prove compliance with and only has two week records, and short of screen shots I'm yet to work out how to print it). I need to keep 12 month records for my job.  Anybody got advice on either of these devices?

Also can you use two different devices on sleepyhead to keep one record, or do you need to set up two users so data isn't over written by each device?
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#2
G'day Samelia.

I went looking through the Resmed site to see if I could find an answer to your question about compliance and they completely sidestepped it:

How do I obtain a compliance report for my therapy using AirMini?
Please contact your home medical equipment or healthcare provider to discuss your options for compliance reporting.


Regarding SleepyHead, yes it will keep track of multiple machines in the same account. I have data from three different machines over a period of nearly four years and it integrates them seamlessly.

Sorry I can't give you any further advice on the Airmini or Z1. However I wonder if there is a very great saving in terms of total bulk when using these machines. You still need a hose and mask and (I believe) a power brick and cable. The machine itself is only part of the total package.
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#3
The Airmini cannot produce a FAA Compliance Report, something every other Resmed CPAP can do easily. 

Very Disappointed-
08-2017
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#4
What about getting an S9 and not taking the humidifier? It is really lightweight, has an SD card slot, and works with SleepyHead.

Leaving the humidifier behind (or buying it without it) gives room in the bag for mask, cord, and anything else you may need CPAP-wise.

Supplier #2 sells the S9s without the humidifier.
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I'm in the same boat -- getting an Airsense 10 autoset but really want something more compact for travel.  I'm waiting for Philips to start selling the humidifier for the DreamStation Go - it seems like it will be the best choice for me.
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(06-27-2017, 05:47 AM)DeepBreathing Wrote: However I wonder if there is a very great saving in terms of total bulk when using these machines. You still need a hose and mask and (I believe) a power brick and cable. The machine itself is only part of the total package.
Agreed.
Simply eliminating the humidifier (about $20 for a blockoff plate) and there's not a HUGE difference in the travel size of the two units.
The main thing is the footprint when in use (and noise).

It is inconvenient setting up and breaking down every day if you are changing rooms daily, but that's going to be the case with any unit.

Until something self-contained like the Airing no longer violates the laws of physics, we're going to be stuck with inconvenient and bulky items when we travel.
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2017-11-09 Update:   

 https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases...49549.html
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#8
So clinicians can now monitor your use and certify compliance. Presumably this wasn't possible previously. But there is no word on empowering patients beyond what is available on the smartphone app.
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They did mention 'remote- and self-monitoring' as enhancing patient compliance though. Perhaps they won't take away our SD cards.
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#10
Quote:Perhaps they won't take away our SD cards.

Perhaps... but I think the trend is already in motion, with sophisticated software offered to clinicians compared with the dumbed-down smartphone apps for patients. And the fact that SD cards are now an "optional extra" on their full size machines.
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