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New Auto CPAP (APAP) Machine from Fisher & Paykel

The F&P ICON™ Auto CPAP includes full compliance and efficacy reporting. Fisher and Paykel has taken several features from their SleepStyle line of CPAP machines and combined those and more to enhance patient comfort and provide a personalized therapy system. The ICON Auto incorporates ThermoSmart technology and advanced reporting into a streamlined body. The built-in heated humidifier and optional heated hose delivers condensation-free humidification at the touch of a button. The ICON Auto CPAP machine is ideal for home or travel and comes with an alarm clock and music playing ability.

The stylish ICON series from Fisher & Paykel brings unprecedented innovations, and some welcomed lifestyle improvements to sleep therapy patients. The F&P ICON Auto is a premium Auto CPAP system offering a wide pressure range, ramp, automatic altitude adjustment, leak compensation, a compact and travel friendly design, an internal heated humidifier, a universal power supply, and advanced therapy reporting. It also includes pressure relief called SensAwake.

ThermoSmart™ Technology is at the forefront of Fisher & Paykel Healthcare's humidification philosophy and is available in the SleepStyle™ 600 and F&P ICON™ series. ThermoSmart™ Technology includes an advanced humidification program and a heated breathing tube, which both work to provide optimal humidity and reduce condensation. ThermoSmart™ Technology, with its unique heated breathing tube, mimics the ability of the nose to heat and humidify the air.

CPAP users will experience new levels of sleep comfort as humidity levels remain constant through the night, regardless of ambient temperature change. The effectiveness of conventional humidification is limited by ambient temperature. As air travels from a conventional humidifier it cools, causing condensation to form in the tube. As a result it fails to deliver optimal humidity levels to the patient.

ThermoSmart™ Technology, with its unique heated breathing tube, delivers higher, customized humidity levels that are maintained through the night, regardless of ambient temperature change. These higher humidity levels help maintain normal airway conditions without the side effect of condensation.

The clinical evidence to support the effectiveness of ThermoSmart™ is clear:

  • ThermoSmart™ provides a more comfortable CPAP experience
  • ThermoSmart™ improves sleep quality and total sleep time
  • ThermoSmart™ lowers nasal airway resistance for 10% lower pressure
  • ThermoSmart™ eliminates condensation
  • ThermoSmart™ is as effective as a nasal steroid in improving nasal symptoms

Those who will benefit the most from ThermoSmart™ include:

  • Patients over 60
  • Patients on medication
  • Patients who prefer a cold room
  • Patients with pre-existing nasal conditions

This awesome CPAP machine offers some of the following features: Dishwasher Safe Water Chamber - One-piece humidifier chamber holds 420ml of water and is dishwasher safe for easy maintenance, SmartDial - Intuitive controls allow one-touch navigation of the Menu System and access to all settings, USB SmartStick - An integrated USB Port houses the SmartStick to record compliance, efficacy and flow data. The SmartStick is an independent USB device so no USB reader is needed, just plug it into any USB port on your computer to access data with Fisher & Paykel's InfoSmart Software, ThermoSmart Technology - (Optional) Exclusive ThermoSmart Technology.

  • Contemporary and stylish design for bedroom appeal
  • Forward facing clock with customizable AlarmTunes™
  • Compact footprint including humidifier and power supply
  • Combined smart technologies
  • Fully integrated
  • Auto-Adjusting Pressure
  • Efficacy Reporting
  • Compliance Reporting
  • Proportional Ramp
  • Auto-Altitude Adjusting Automatic
  • Leak Compensation
  • Clock and AlarmTunes™
  • SensAwake Pressure Relief





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Reader Comments (1)

We must always embrace change because as what they say there is nothing permanent in this world except change. I found out that this new auto cpap will bring more comfort to those who suffer sleep apnea.

February 13, 2011 | Unregistered Commentercpap supplies
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