06.01.15

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Airing Micro-CPAP: What You Need to Know

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Take the hose, mask, and cords out of your CPAP therapy and what do you get? The Airing Micro-CPAP. On June 15th,  Airing will launch a crowd funding project to help bring its minimalistic prototype to life. CPAP users could potentially reclaim their nightstand space, travel lighter, and rest more freely.

Closer Look into Design: Weighing under an ounce, the Airing CPAP device is designed to sit beneath the nose. It looks very similar to a nasal pillow.

Nose Buds: Soft silicone structured to fit the nostril.
Body: The body encapsulates the battery and other electrical components.
Exhalation Ports: 2 screens, located at each side of the body for air to exit.
Inhalation Vent: 1 screen that bridges over the top of the Airing allowing air to enter during inhalation.

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How It Works: Hundreds of battery powered micro-blowers work together to create positive airway pressure. It’s also rumored to be disposable and low cost. An innovative manufacturing process called R2R (Roll to Roll) allows this product to be mass produced at an affordable rate. Even better? You may be able to say good bye to mask and hose cleaning.

Inventor: Stephen Marsh is the man to credit here. An established businessman, who is the inventor of more than 75 patents. He was able to see the necessity behind a new CPAP design because of a personal connection with breathing disorders. The result of this concept can benefit:

• Compliance rates. Currently, 50% of Sleep Apnea patients are non-compliant CPAP users.
• Your bed partner.
• Your travel experience.
• Situations of emergency. No power cords necessary.
• Those who suffer from claustrophobia.

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June 15th is right around the corner and we’re very eager to follow its progress. If Airing lives up to its expectations, you’ll likely see this available at CPAP.com.

What’s your impression of this new concept, Airing, so far? Feel free to post your opinions below. If you’d like to stay updated on this product
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Update on the Airing

June 15, 2015

It’s finally here! The Airing campaign is now live on Indiegogo and it’s reaching it’s goal pretty quickly!

Fun facts about the Airing:

・The measurements are in! It’s 2 inches long by 1.5 inches wide by 1 inch tall.
・The estimated price is $3.00 or $0.60 after insurance reimbursement.
・The micro-blowers can generate a pressure of 20 centimeters of water (cmH20).
・Active humidification is not required according to its design features.
・The Airing is expected to undergo FDA clearance in the year 2017 as shown in their estimated timeline.

Airing FAQ

Check out some of the most frequently asked questions regarding the Airing, a possible variant of existing CPAP therapy.

Please note that all of the information regarding the Airing is based on data released by the manufacturer. Considering that the product is still in it’s early stages, this information is subject to change.

Q. Is this real?
A. We hope so.

Q. How much does the Airing cost?
A.   The manufacturer is aiming to make this device “disposable”, which suggests a lower price point. The estimated price is $3.00 or $0.60 after insurance reimbursement.

Q. How does the Airing stay in place?
A. It uses soft, silicone nose buds to stay in place. Try a nasal pillow CPAP mask for a similar experience.

Q.  Does this device have humidification?
A. Air output will be regulated by an internal sensor. By eliminating excessive air flow, active or direct humidification will not be needed, but passive humidification is possible if desired.

Q. Can the Airing be set to my needed pressure?
A. The device will be set to your prescribed pressure. They hope to make it self-adjusting later on (like an APAP which adjusts on a breath by breath basis).

Q. What’s the highest level of pressure it can deliver?
A. The micro-blowers can generate a pressure of 20 centimeters of water (cmH20).

Q. What if I am a mouth breather?
A. The Airing works similar to a nasal pillow CPAP mask. Try using a nasal pillow mask and chinstrap combination to see if it’s right for you. Airing’s goal is to improve nose breathing to help reduce or eliminate mouth breathing.

Q. Will my insurance cover the Airing?
A. As a variation of existing  CPAP therapy, they hope to receive the usual reimbursement rate of 80% through insurance, bringing the price down to $0.60 per unit. It may undergo insurance approval around March 2016 according to Airing’s estimated timeline.

Q. Is this Medicare approved?
A. The Airing is still in its early stages and hasn’t been submitted for FDA approval. We must note that Medicare only covers equipment that is durable (long-lasting). The Airing is meant to be disposed of after a one night’s use.

Q. Can I buy the Airing now?
A. The Airing is still under development. According to Airing’s estimated timeline, it may become available for sale around July 2017. If  the Airing proves to be a benefit to CPAP therapy we will do everything we can to carry and make this product available to you.

Q. Can I test the device?
A. Prototyping for the Airing is estimated to begin on July 15, 2015. The manufacturer is responsible for building and testing the prototypes. CPAP.com is not responsible for finding volunteers who would like to test this device.

Comments

Joseph Mongcal
06.01.2015

this would be handy for my travels for i am a light packer.

daniel w myers
06.01.2015

what about humidification?

Victoria Phillips
06.01.2015

Please keep me informed on this cordless CPAP….I would definitely get one.

Ken Foscaldo
06.01.2015

I have a CPAP machine. This sounds wonderful.

Mary Persall
06.02.2015

Wonderful news. My husband and I are both CPAP users……this sure would take up less space, and frankly be a whole lot more romantic.

joanne szmodis
06.02.2015

Thank goodness no more wrestling withe the hose when you move.

Jacquie Stewart-Heimann
06.02.2015

This could be a wonderful product. Not just for traveling but if you live where there are lots of power outages. I do have a question though. Is it programmable? Current CPAP are programed with ramp times and pressures. Will this also be programmable? I have a pretty intense pressure. And, how long do the batteries last? What kind of cost are we lookiing at to purchase this? Would this be able to be covered under insurance? Also, do you need testers or are you past that point? If not I would volunteer. I can’t even take a nap on a Saturday afternoon unless I go up to bed for my cpap.

Richard Vanegas
06.02.2015

I am looking forward to try the new airing. I have been using the Cpap machine with the nasal pillow and hose for over a decade now. Would be really great news if this product lives up to its expectations and becomes available for purchase. Waiting patiently for the results!!

Downing Smith
06.02.2015

Any idea what it will cost and would it be covered by insurance?

Denny
06.02.2015

sounds great. I want one. Cpap sucks

Rick Soper
06.02.2015

Great invention! I’m will to be your test person if needed. Keep me posted.

Joe Cruzen
06.02.2015

Excellent idea, I travel and sometimes to remote places with no power, (no power-no CPAP)
Please keep me informed.

Joe

rterman-white
06.02.2015

CPAP user for 12 years. 14cms.

How much air pressure is it designed for? I use 14.

Sheron Beavers
06.02.2015

my cpap forces air into my nose. How does this one force air?

alan barrow
06.02.2015

This sounds great hope it is something we cpap users will be able to use.The mask leaks all the time and adjusting it so tight that you have marks for hours the next day.

Wayne E. Tench
06.02.2015

This looks like a great product. Please keep me informed.

Robert L. Frye
06.02.2015

Oh my goodness……..how wonderful is this new cpap device. How great it will be to be able to get rid of my face mask, hose, machine, extension chord and never roll over and pull everything off of the night stand. Also….now I can go back to camping out in the mountains and still have my cpap. I have never failed to use my cpap device in 8 years. I am 81 years old and could use a restful nights sleep. Go Go Airing…..let me know the price ASAP

Betty Eggleston
06.02.2015

Sounds terriffic. Very interestedb

Darrell Camp
06.02.2015

Interesting concept – although not particularly motivated to change away from my current system.

Wouldn’t mind taking one for a test snooze – is that possible??

Been using my system for about ten years and love it.

Rinnie Mancuso Bohling
06.02.2015

What is the cost?
Is this CPAP Medicare approved?
How will this affect nose and mouth breathers?
Thank you.
With Regards,
Rinnie Bohling

John Sworst
06.02.2015

Please keep me updated, very interested in purchasing one.

lynette lim
06.02.2015

Hi I’m from Singapore, where can I purchase this, ie south east Asia distributor or online mail order?

Aisha swenia
06.02.2015

I LOVE THIS IDEA! I don’t have sleep apnea but someone very close to me does, I’ve seen first hand how much of a struggle it is to sleep with a cpap machine. This machine would make a HUGE difference in their life. I will definitely be purchasing this product the moment it hits the market, provided it is proven to be safe of course.

JOY COOPER
06.03.2015

How does it stay in place

valerie sermon
06.03.2015

interested.

Steve D
06.03.2015

I am non complient with traditional machines and I am encouraged by this solution

Ken
06.03.2015

I’m ready to give this a try! Sounds great, sure hope it’s on the market soon.

Paul F Barkley Sr
06.03.2015

Very interested in this. I have not been diagnosed, but I know I have sleep apnea – my Dad had it, too, and I’m pretty sure my brother has it as well. I am concerned with moisturizing the inhaled air/my nose drying out…

Crystal
06.03.2015

Nice newsletter Reina. :)

Bobbie Kuecker
06.03.2015

questioning the pressure settings? Is it even possible to set a pressure and what is the range? also humidification???

Steve
06.03.2015

Wheres the moisture come from? Can the air be heated and can stats be recorded? Mostly wheres the water coming from lol.

Donnie sasser
06.03.2015

Interested in learning more about airing. CPAP user for over 9 years.

Reina Patel
06.03.2015

@Daniel W Myers
Good question! They recently blogged about how this device has not be designed to require humidification. They have a built in pressure sensor adjusting the airflow output, which will eliminate excessive air pressure drying out your airway.

Reina Patel
06.03.2015

@Victoria Phillips

To stay informed, sign up here: http://www.cpap.com/newsletter_in.php?trackLabel=AiringMicropap

Reina Patel
06.03.2015

@Mary Persall
I was thinking the same thing! If this gets off the ground, it could change the lives of so many couples who live with Sleep Apnea.

Reina Patel
06.03.2015

@Joanne Szmodis
Haha, how great would that be? No longer being tethered to your nightstand…hopefully this design ends up working out!

Reina Patel
06.03.2015

@Downing Smith
We have no idea on how insurances are going to cover this product. It’s not approved by the FDA yet, so they have a few more hurdles to get through before I think we can get and idea there.

Reina Patel
06.03.2015

@Rick Soper
CPAP.com is not actually not affiliated with the crowd funding campaign. We are monitoring its progress like the rest of the industry and its consumers. However, CPAP.com will be eager to carry this product should the prototype take off. If you are signed up for our newsletters, you will be informed for sure.

If not, and you would like to sign up: http://www.cpap.com/newsletter_in.php?trackLabel=AiringMicropap

Reina Patel
06.03.2015

@Joe Cruzen
Yea, this new concept could potentially alleviate power issues, for emergencies or hard to connect areas. If you sign up for CPAP.com emails, where we speak a lot on products and sleep therapy, you can stay in the loop that way.

To sign up go: http://www.cpap.com/newsletter_in.php?trackLabel=AiringMicropap

Reina Patel
06.03.2015

@rterman-white
Their website mentions the Airing being able to generate a full range of pressure, up to 20.

scott wurtz
06.03.2015

this is what i need i have tryed a few cpap devices but could not keep it on so im not using anything and dont get to sleep a full night and wake up 3 to 5 times in 6 hours every night get me one PLEASE

Reina Patel
06.03.2015

@Joy Cooper
Are you familiar with a nasal pillow? It seems to have a similar effect. The silicone nasal buds are stated to fit snuggly. I believe the device itself would be so lightweight that it wouldn’t fight the fit.

Reina Patel
06.03.2015

@Bobbie Kuecker
Airing is claiming to have a full range of pressure (up to 20). As for humidification, looks like it’s not required with this new design. Since the air flow has been integrated with pressure sensors, this allows the air to stay less abrasive and in turn not drying out your passage ways.

Krista Birmingham
06.03.2015

What about patient’s that have a higher pressure? Or if their jaw drops, and they require a chin strap?

Luann
06.03.2015

How much will this cost?

Tammie
06.03.2015

Love this concept. Definitely would try it. I get clostrophobic with the mask so I’m not a good candidate for what’s out there now.

Scott A.
06.03.2015

Hi Reina,

Thanks for posting and responding to everyone’s queries as this would signal a pretty remarkable step forward in OSA care. Given the inventor’s preference for crowd-funding, it would appear that none of the major player’s are involved in its development at this time. Does anything in Mr. Marsh’s patent history suggest he might, for example, bring in a Phillips Respironics or Fisher & Paykel should the technology prove viable?

Carol
06.03.2015

If this product gets put on the market I will be the first in line. Can’t stand my CPAP machine.

Stanley Swartzel
06.03.2015

The concept is wonderful…but, I use nasal pillows now…what in the world holds this cpap in the nostrils when it ramps up the pressure?? I don’t see anything about how it is held in place. The current style of nasal pillows sure would not stay in place with air pressure applied without the strap(s) to hold them. I can’t see how this would be different?

Sandra Thompson
06.03.2015

How much does one cost? I need one for my husband.

Derek Campbell
06.04.2015

Please keep me informed about this product sounds good. But yes they still have a few hurdles to get over. But its definitely a good start!

Al
06.04.2015

How would this work for mouth breathers or those that have a deviated septum contributing to sleep apnea? The problem with nasal masks is that if the mouth opens up during sleep, the air escapes and treatment is ineffective. Are there plans to create a device that covers nose and mouth?

Reina Patel
06.04.2015

@Krista Birmingham
The device is claiming it can achieve up to 20cmH2O. As far as open mouth sleepers, I haven’t seen that issue addressed yet. My guess is, you would still need a some form of a chinstrap. But who knows, maybe they re-invented the wheel there too :) . I’ll keep my ear to the ground and let you know if I hear anything.

Reina Patel
06.04.2015

@Luann @Sandra Thompson
They are claiming to target each disposable device at $3.

Reina Patel
06.04.2015

@Scott A.

No problem! Good question…I tried digging up any correlation between his past patents and any “major players,” but there was nothing standing out. He does however have a consistency of bringing technology to the table. For instance, Fuel cell and power chip technology. Which is a continuation to an older patent involving semiconductor wafers integral to engineering a way to burn cleaner fuel. This technology was pursued originally by NASA but more recently it’s been huge for the automotive industry. Chrysler and Ford invested over $700 million to back this invention as legislation is cracking also down on “green energy” sources. So to circle back to your main question, will F&P, PR, or ResMed feel like getting in the game here? I could see it going multiple ways. They could support the crowd funding campaign by investing in the prototype and essentially partner with Airing. Or, get in the royalty game. Who knows what the right move will be, but eventually they’ll have to get in before they don’t fit in.

Reina Patel
06.04.2015

@Stanely Swartszel
I agree the concept is revolutionary. Normal nasal pillow mask is usually about 4.5 o, while this device is suppose to be under an ounce! So the nasal pillows are more likely to stay in place.

Reina Patel
06.04.2015

@Derek Campbell
Agreed. I suggest signing up here to stay in the loop: http://www.cpap.com/newsletter_in.php?trackLabel=AiringMicropap

Reina Patel
06.04.2015

@Al
I haven’t seen that issue addressed yet. My guess is, you would still need a some form of a chinstrap. Honestly, it’s too early to tell. Their main goal right now is to focus on the crowd funding campaign so they can further develop this idea.

Reina Patel
06.04.2015

@Crystal
Thank you!

Reina Patel
06.04.2015

@ For all of you who want to stay in the loop, I encourage signing up for CPAP.com newsletters.

Sign up- http://www.cpap.com/newsletter_in.php?trackLabel=AiringMicropap

Reina Patel
06.04.2015

@Lynette Iim
This product is still in beta.

Reina Patel
06.04.2015

@John Sworst
Sure thing! Since this product is still in beta I doubt will hit the shelves tomorrow, but CPAP.com is planning on carrying this product should it be everything it’s promising.

I recommend signing up for CPAP.com’s newsletters in the meantime: http://www.cpap.com/newsletter_in.php?trackLabel=AiringMicropap

Reina Patel
06.04.2015

@Darrell Camp
Even when it could potentially be “better” it’s human nature to question change. But I agree, too cool to want to pass up. They are launching a crowd funding campaign on June 15th. It’s currently not approved by the FDA so doubt they are available for testing at this moment.

Reina Patel
06.04.2015

@Robert L. Frye
I know! You can literally go anywhere without being inconvenienced. Agreed, go Airing! Hope their campaign pulls through for them. If you want to stay in the loop about CPAP equipment feel free to sign up here: http://www.cpap.com/newsletter_in.php?trackLabel=AiringMicropap

Reina Patel
06.04.2015

@Sheron Beavers
This works the same way just with different technology. The part that fits into your nostrils looks very similar to a nasal pillow cushion. The device itself is intact with tiny “micro-blowers” creating the air pressure.

Reina Patel
06.04.2015

@Steve
Haha, I know at first blush its seems a bit of a mystery. In order for insurance to confirm compliance there has to be a way to view those results. But I think we might be getting a head our ourselves since it’s not yet approved by the FDA. Once they are able to get this prototype off the ground, I’m sure those technicalities will follow. Apparently, this new delivery system releases air flow in such a way where it wont dry out your nasal passages, in turn relieving the idea of humidification.

laurie burcham
06.04.2015

I would love to try this. I already use the nasal pillow. This looks awesome.

Jason
06.04.2015

Although it’s interesting it faces MANY issues. First of all about 80% of all CPAP users are mouth breathers and a nasal pillow is not usable. Second what happens when pressures hit 19 or so and this thing flys out of the nose?? Maybe consider the SIM card ALL CPAP machines have for our doctors to keep an eye of both sleep patterns and compliance for insurance. This may be a grand idea, a wireless, homeless CPAP – problem is better to make one for the masses (mouth breathers) and also that way have room for SIM a card. Also headstrap on masks now is to keep thing on due to the PRESSURE put out so no way this thing stays in that’s simple physics. I’d be happy wearing the headstrap and using a full face mask with this technology – still takes away the big bulky machine on nightstand and the hoses. Just saying this thing won’t happen in current configuration because of the pressure issue and the SIM card issue, physics and reporting aren’t going to back down.

Myra
06.04.2015

I am excited about this….i am definitely interested. I will help you test it if you need further research. Also, please let me know if you need a cpap prescription to get it. I have went in for a sleep study and know i need a cpap, but i move around alot and can’t handle it.

eric mansir
06.04.2015

I would love to demo one of these.

Carla
06.05.2015

I’ve used a cpap machine for years and i hate it! I can’t wait to try this cuz i don’t do well with the hose every time i change position. Looking forward to seeing this on the market. If you need a test subject, I’m your gal!

john labianca
06.05.2015

were do I buy one need it bad have presribtion

Peggy Shuping
06.05.2015

Sounds great, can air flow be adjusted, would be interested in being in trials. Are you selling stock at this time.

GOVINDLAL AGARWAL
06.05.2015

What is cost ,how to get delivery
How much time it will last
How will it maintain pressure

Jerry J
06.05.2015

This would be great for travel and camping where no electricity is available. Please keep me informed on this product.

Reina Patel
06.05.2015

@Peggy Shuping @john labianca

This product is still in beta and looking for funding to launch, so currently unavailable to purchase. If you want to stay informed, I suggest signing up here http://www.cpap.com/newsletter_in.php?trackLabel=AiringMicropap. We are always talking about new CPAP products, therapy advances, and more.

Reina Patel
06.05.2015

@GOVINDLAL AGARWAL
This new device is claiming to be low cost (aiming for $3 a pop), disposable, delivery system containing new technology eliminating the need for a traditional setup. It’s said to last up to 8 hours before having to dispose.

Judith G.
06.05.2015

Have heard family & friends complain about cords & hoses. I’m sure they would love to try this.

PH Reed
06.05.2015

Will they EVER be made with a RECHARGABLE BATTERY? Or a way to change JUST the battery so that cost can be made even lower? Seems like such a waste to dispose of it after every use.

Pam Mayo
06.07.2015

if this product is going to change so many CPAP users, why can’t they get funding in a normal way. I can’t imagine asking potential customers to fund it for free. This should be a product investors fight for. It takes millions to go thru FDA and a very long time. I’ve heard that all a company had to do is pay the agency a whole lot of money and they will approve it. This whole thing might be as stated or its s great way to scam a lot of people. I hope it is really going to be available.

Michael Salsano
06.07.2015

Sounds promising,Humidiification is a big factor. Maybe if I increase the humidification in my bedroom it might compensate for the lack of humidified air.Maybe you won’t even need a humidifier. Sure do hope it works .I will be first in line to try it .I hate my auto bi pap. 15 years now and progressively losing my health. What about noise?
This would be so great I cannot even nap anywhere because when I sleep without my machine I am really not sleeping. What a tortured life.Not many people really understand, not even my family………

Lathrop Bob
06.07.2015

If this isn’t vapor ware then it is great news. CPAP was a life saver for me but every time I put the mask on it’s torture.
And for the lady who says it will be more romantic. That is creepy is so many ways I can’t count them. Nothing says good romance better than an electronic device stuck up your nose.

Jason Horn
06.08.2015

I have read that it will be a disposable unit. Any chance it will be made so that you can replace the batteries? I am currently using a cpap at 15. How will the pressure be set? Can the individual set/adjust the pressure?

Tom P
06.08.2015

At $3 each, and battery life of 8 hours (not rechargeable nor replaceable) may be too expensive for average CPAP user.
https://www.facebook.com/airingCPAP

Mags
06.08.2015

Not even made yet just an idea of a prototype looking for crowdfunding so dont get excited. Single use – 8hrs max for about $3 A TIME. IF this is so good why have the bigs boys not got in to try and buy rather than leaving to the public to take a chance?

Víctor Alvarez
06.08.2015

Price?

Orlando
06.08.2015

this concept and idea looks great. As a former poster mentioned it does not appear to have FDA approval yet. I’m sure that if and when it does get FDA approval, one of the big companies will want to pick it up.
To be honest I’m a little skeptical because it seems a little to good to be true. Also, given the FDA process it will be years before we see thee commercially available.

Terry I
06.08.2015

I have many questions about this as I have read above, cost, insurance coverage, humidification? How will this all work? It sounds wonderful!

Kathleen Carman
06.08.2015

Apparently I am a “mouth breather” — how would this work to solve that problem. Would I have to use a chin strap along with the device?

Monica
06.08.2015

My husband and I are compliant CPAP users. I’m really excited by the Airing. I love the idea of not having to do the filter and hose maintenance, plus what a boon for travel!

Doreen
06.08.2015

How would this work if someone is on oxygen at home

Roger Winchester
06.08.2015

I would love to have this! I have been on a cpap for 3 years now for severe obstructive sleep apnea… This is something I need when I travel! Will medicare cover it? Will it function like a regular cpap? If so, I would love to be one of the testers!

Karen
06.08.2015

I still have a need for keeping my mouth from falling open at night. I’ve tried and wasted a lot of money on chin straps. I haven’t found any that work.

Jineen
06.08.2015

Thanks Reina for all the info answers you have provided here!! This is exciting news! Been using a cpap for 10 years; nasal pillows all 10. I’d love to be tester for this product! $3 a pop sounds inexpensive at first, but if you do the math, it’s $1,095/yr to replace one every day if the battery lasts 8 hrs. (Also, not crazy about filling up the landfills with these – would they be recyclable?) That being said, can’t wait for this to come to market! But until they find a way to recharge the battery, I would use this only for traveling or those times I want to take a nap without firing up my machine.

Brendan Duffy
06.08.2015

Do we get a stake in the poential profits if we invest? Is this some type of Ponzi deal? Momma told me if it sounds too good…..

Good Luck !

Ed Reyes
06.08.2015

I hope this new gadget works also for mouth breathers.

SK Woods
06.08.2015

It sounds wonderful, except for the disposable thing – that just sounds like a lot of waste – 365 little machines thrown away in a year, per person…

Rick
06.08.2015

I would be first in line to try this new CPAP! It sounds like the answer to so many little problems associated with CPAP use: size, portability, electrical, comfort, etc. We were on a cruise ship and I had to request a 25 foot extension cord as the only outlet was on the other side of the cabin! I simply do not sleep without my CPAP and this would be just the perfect thing for not only me but thousands of others with chronic sleep apnea.

88raymond
06.08.2015

The word “disposable” carries with it concerns both on long term cost AND proper waste disposal.

I hope it will be supportive of the REDUCE/REUSE/RECYCLE concept.

Bill Stafford
06.08.2015

sounds fake

Ron Shamess
06.08.2015

Sounds great BUt,
How does it stay in place without leaking ?
Humidification ?
heating ?
Pressure limits ?
Battery cost ?
Weight ?
Filtering ?

Jim Maynes
06.08.2015

Is this programmable sao you can set to the pressure you need?

Maggie Marion
06.08.2015

The only negative I could see to this is the disposable factor..Hate waste. But I am noncompliant with my tubes and noise and fit of my cpap so this sounds very good.

H Vane
06.08.2015

Interested? Yes. Biggest hurdle will be to get FDA approval as big companies will no doubt lobby against it as it would pretty much put them out of busness. In the meantime, now using PROVENT and love it. Read about it under Accessories,Alternative Therapies. No machine, no hose, no mask, nothing to clean. Same concept and already on the market. Very easy to use, had no problem adapting using the starter kit. No problem with dry throat or dry nose. Picture a small round band-aid with a vent in the middle. Apply one to each nostril. Disposable. Ninety-day supply runs $184.00 … about $2 each. They suggest mouth breathers use a chin strap. Only problem is there is no way to show compliance. I am so fed up with my insurance I don’t bother with them anymore for CPAP stuff. Fortunately,we have cpap.com and can buy supplies without approval from the insurance intermediary.

Victoria
06.08.2015

No humidification.
Not programmable.
Not rechargeable, 8-hour battery life.
Disposable, one-time use only.
Expected cost $3 per unit.

Not a cpap replacement in my opinion.

Could be useful for traveling, power outages, naps.

Sheridan Jackson
06.08.2015

This is what the sleep-walking community has been praying for.

Ian
06.08.2015

This would be a godsend.

Don
06.08.2015

What keeps the device from falling out of your nose because of the pressure?

Anthony
06.08.2015

I would like to know the cost to the public?

Susan Ritchie
06.08.2015

I would love to test run this product for you. I travel a lot and would love to give it a go.

randolph p
06.08.2015

keep me posted on this. would love to be a volunteer

John Wasilczyk
06.08.2015

Love the product concept. Would make international travel so much easier rather than worrying about voltage adapters, plugs etc. as well as carrying a full machine.

Clincoln
06.08.2015

i want it NOW!

Janeen W
06.08.2015

This would be great for camping- the sound of the generator running all night to power my cpap kind of kills the whole “let’s fall asleep to the sounds of the forest” idea!! If you need a tester, I’m your girl!!

Mary Accetturo
06.08.2015

This sounds like an excellent product…I am really looking forward to its availability.

JML
06.08.2015

Their web site say one 8 hour of use. Not rechargeable and you can’t replace battery. But no mention of cost. Sounds like a PIPE DREAM to Me.

Joyce
06.08.2015

Hope this will be available soon.

Dawn
06.09.2015

Would love to try this.

Becky Ross
06.09.2015

I would do ANYTHING to not have to use a cpap. But this sounds like the solution to many problems. I have only been using one for 2 years but have problems with masks. Keep us informed!

Paul Magee
06.09.2015

To be free of mask and tube!

tyrone ghio
06.09.2015

hi iv’e used the cpap machine for years when i travel on a short distance in a plane its ok but when it’s on a long distance i can’t use it so i think that this new machine is perfect

john ayton
06.10.2015

l would like to know more about this batter operated style of treatment for sleep apnea,how much is projected cost.. how does battery last? please keep me informed thank you

anne lau
06.10.2015

looking forward to this new innovation.it would be a great relief for CPAP users with its light weight , at home or traveling. only dependency is ” affordability ” which I am sure lots of potential users are eager to find out.

Physics graduate
06.10.2015

x-post from the Airing FB page:

The Airing website talks about MEMS devices to try to give scientific credence to this project. MEMS pumps are used for example in bio-medical circles to deliver drugs etc. They are not designed for high flow rate usage.
The simplified diagram Airing show with -/+ electrostatic MEMS pump. The flow rate of these MEMS pumps are typically around a few cc/min ( 0.001 litre/min) The typical human inspiration rate is 10 litres per minute, we are are many orders of magnitude out in terms of flow. Besides, each pump is not the size of a pin hole as they show.

So how small are these pumps? If you search online you will find the overall package of these pumps are much larger. eg. for one single pump http://www.bartels-mikrotechnik.de/…/15/21/lang,english/ You can check the flow/pressure/power consumption Can you imagine packing 1000 of these into a Airing device. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0nA-H0FfBM
The larger mp6 costs around 3 USD … just for one…

I do note however that DARPA (with it’s multi billion budget) recently created a MEMS pump array for use by NASA in their spectrometers, which was around the size of a penny/dime. So do you think it’s possible for lone inventor to create a CPAP pump that small to pump a significant volume of air? Also this DARPA pump was designed to evacuate air to create a vacuum in 1mm3 of volume.

Also, in practice scaling position displacement pumps in parallel does not lead to perfect linear scaling by Bernoulli equation, but output will follow a system curve that accounts for various losses and you reach of point of diminishing returns. So I dont see how having hundreds (let alone thousands of these micropumps will ever work) enough fishing around….

Go figure… (I know where my money is going… and that’s not into any potential scams)

Good luck to you all in treating your sleep apnea. I’ve just undergone a maxillo-mandibular advancement surgery because everything else including CPAP machine failed due to respiratory structural issues. Hopefully I’ll be cured, but it’s early days as yet…

marite panopio
06.11.2015

Will it work for Bi-pap users as well? Is it programmable to suit needed settings?

Lyle Webster
06.11.2015

How do I get one

Phyllis Durose
06.11.2015

i can’t wait, what a great improvement over all those tubes and hoses.

mark hayter
06.12.2015

If this whole concept were true, you would not need to be seeking people to invest. Investors would be coming to you. Such a device would be revolutionary beyond belief! This stretches the bounds of credulity you ask me.
Sure would like to read something from an objective reporter. I’m just saying.

Walt Bakes
06.12.2015

The warning here is that it’s being crowdfunded. Crowdfunding reminds me of the medicine man who came to town in the old Westerns, selling snake oil. You can fool thousands of Internet users, it’s much harder to fool investors in a traditional funding scheme.

This device does not exist in reality, all you’re seeing is a plastic shell. It will never be produced, and if you invest in it you will lose all your money. I’m not kidding, this is a total fantasy. If a company the size of Phillips (owns Respironics, Norelco, Phillips electronic products) can’t produce a device this small, powered by a tiny battery, do you really think some guy in his garage can? You might as well believe in fairies.

Rebecca Rhodus
06.18.2015

Can’t wait for it I’m one who has a hard time using mine I have small children and getting up and down taking mine off is a pain so most of the time I don’t wear mine.

Jim Fackert
06.19.2015

Sorry to be scheptical but…. how can they possibly fit a battery, microfans and all in such a small package for such a low price?
The fan technology they mention is not cheap even when mass produced for computer cooling. Plus, a battery pack for a full night run of a modern compact efficient cpap is the size of two big macs and costs 25x what this whole machine costs.
Looks like a pipe dream to me.
i would hesitate to commit to $ until they actually demonstrate something.

Donna
06.24.2015

My husband would be interested in testing the product (until it is on the market for purchase). He has severe sleep apnea.

cathy nourse
06.26.2015

Will united health of Minnesota cover this? I hate wearing mine so I don’t.

lee
06.28.2015

i want to be informed as soon as these go on the market

Ron La Rose
06.29.2015

I’m very interested because a large part of my retired lifestyle is outdoors, fishin, hunting camping etc. I want to do some extended back pack trips but my current cpap makes that almost impossible. I’m so hooked on my cpap if the power goes out I wake up and can’t sleep, so this device would be very attractive. More information on availability, price etc. would be appreciated.

Carma Jean Rausch
06.29.2015

As others, I am noncompliant. I travel out of the country fairly regularly and don’t want to carry equipment or become attached to a CPAP due to travel. This looks ideal.

Ana Salandra
06.29.2015

We’ll keep you posted!

Ana Salandra
06.29.2015

Carma,

This will definitely be helpful for people who travel often. In the meantime, I’d invite you to take a look at these travel friendly CPAPs.

Ana Salandra
06.29.2015

Ron,
According to Airing’s estimated timeline it may be available around July 2017 and cost $3 per device, or $0.60 after insurance reimbursement. In the meantime, you may want to consider a portable CPAP battery that works with one of these travel friendly CPAPs.

Ana Salandra
06.29.2015

Cathy,

The Airing is still under development, so it’s hard to tell for a fact. But hopefully it will be covered by insurance.

Ana Salandra
06.29.2015

The Airing is still under development. But will hopefully become available around July 2017 according to the Airing’s estimated timeline.

Ana Salandra
06.29.2015

Tyrone,

In the meantime, you may want to look at a portable CPAP battery. This should help you with longer flights.

Shiyaah
06.29.2015

Need More information on availability, price etc. would be appreciated and I’m very interested for this one and want to be alert

gregory smith
06.30.2015

i hate cpap machine can you tell me when and how i can order a airing?

Aaron Long
07.05.2015

I would like to test this device.

Perry Raivala
07.05.2015

i would really like to try this product.
I snore bad people can’t take it.
I have slept good in years.
Please let me know how I can try this

jacquelyn galluzzi
07.07.2015

can hardly wait please hurry..

Ronnie
07.09.2015

Can this be purchased now? And how can we purchase it also for how much?

TONY
07.14.2015

Disposable after approx 8 hrs use..!!
So do these get binned or what??
I’m hoping there is a recycle/returns policy?
Seems an awful waste IMHO

Mark Lawton
07.16.2015

I can’t see this working. Getting enough power, and air throughput I can see a problem right away.

The battery would never last.

This will be a flop I think.

Disposable is a bad idea. If it did work I would hook a couple of wires up to it and use a DC power supply.

No way will the battery you can fit in there deliver the power required and last.

Jim Fackert
07.17.2015

The Airing is TOTAL FANTASY!!!!
Impossible on every technical front. The device shown cannot possibly house microblowers, control and power source adequate to have any effect on breathing, much less approach the normal cpap pressure and flow levels claimed.
The device is barely large enough to even breath through if there is -nothing- inside it! And it would have to retail for at least $3 with nothing inside.
The “inventor” and endorsing doctors should be ashamed for their naivete if not downright lies in proposing, endorsing and asking for funding this “device”.

Julia Schaer
07.19.2015

Fantastic!!!

vanessa
07.20.2015

Is this new cpap device available for purchase, if so where or is it still in the testing stage?

Sandy elliott
07.22.2015

I am very excited about this concept and would like to be a test subject for it.

Rick
07.22.2015

Where do I buy these? When can I buy them?

Reina Patel
07.23.2015

@Rick

These are not currently available for sale. Its a concept that raised over 1/2 million so far by crowd funding. They are currently using those funds to accelerate their mission, to create a mask-less CPAP device.

Reina Patel
07.23.2015

@marite panopio
Great question. As of right now this is just being engineered for one single pressure.

Reina Patel
07.23.2015

@john ayton

The information we know has been gathered above on this page. This new concept has been projected to cost $3 a pop, not to mention, disposable too.

Reina Patel
07.23.2015

@Ron Shamess

This device has been designed to be light weight with flexible nasal pillows to accommodate a variety of facial features. With this new design, the necessity behind humidification/heating will be obsolete. Feel free to read the FAQ section for more details.

Reina Patel
07.23.2015

@Jineen

No problem, I’m glad you found it helpful! You’re right, super exciting but there’s a world of skepticism. This is just the beginning, and I’m glad someone is seeing the need for a device like this. We all have to be mindful that innovation doesn’t happen over night.

Reina Patel
07.23.2015

@Karen

Do you unknowingly remove your chinstrap at night? Or, do they slip off? Have you tried a full face mask?

Reina Patel
07.23.2015

@Kathleen Carman

If you are a mouth breather, then you would still find a chinstrap useful in this case. But who knows, this concept could eventually evolve and accommodate mouth breathers too!

Reina Patel
07.23.2015

@Orlando

That’s true, since it’s still in its early phase, chances are this won’t come to market for another few years. And that’s not a very conservative timeline. FDA processes often take a company years in itself.

wanda
07.26.2015

I to wear a nasal pillow mask every night this does seem to be the answer to the long hoses that get in the way sometimes,i would love to no more about this an where i may buy it.

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