The ResMed AirMini can be used as your primary, stand alone, CPAP device. When the concept was first brought out, it was considered that AirMini would be a travel device. The Algorithm inside the AirMini is the same as the recent ResMed AirSense 10 devices meaning it can be relied upon to work effectively to treat sleep apnoea on a full time basis.
Tell me more about the ResMed AirMini…
The ResMed AirMini is the worlds smallest CPAP machine.
It can run in Fixed (Elite), AutoSet and AutoSet For Her modes. It’s pressure can range between 4 and 20 CMH20.
The ResMed AirMini can only be used with the ResMed AirFit P10, N20 or F20 masks.
The ResMed AirMini is a little bit noisier than other machines.
The ResMed AirMini uses waterless humidification tabs. The tabs will filter out the exhaled air (CO2) but hold onto the moisture and heat from the breath to create humidity. These work surprisingly well. There are two strengths Standard (HumidX) and Strong (HumidX Plus). They are replaced every 30 days.
ResMed AirMini sends data to your phone via Bluetooth. As the device doesn’t have a screen, this is how you get your feedback. Adjustments to your settings are made using your phone.
You can turn your AirMini on by either pressing the on button on the device, breathing into it or by a button in the app on your phone.
AirMini will send your data through to us on AirView. This will allow us to read your performance data remotely, however at this stage, we cannot make any changes to your settings using this program.
The AirMini is expected to have its converter released by the end of February 2018. Its battery is expected to be released by May 2018.
The power consumption of AirMini is considerably less than other machines as it is not heating a humidifier or heated tube. Its motor is very efficient.
Overall the ResMed AirMini is a compact, convenient CPAP device. While it is a little bit noisier than other devices, it is effective in treating sleep apnoea and is much easier to transport around for people on the move.