The SD Memory Card Reader allows you to upload therapy data from any SD memory card. Connect the Card Reader to any USB port on a computer to access therapy data instantaneously and start tracking your progress.
This is a USB to SD memory card reader that will work with the following CPAP machines:
PR System One
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"Excellent product! Simple to use via usb port on the front of computer, works just as described! Also shipping from cpap.com was FAST as usual, chose Priority Mail and had it in two days! Been doing business with cpap.com for a long, long time and have never been disappointed!"
Voted most helpful critical review
Connie S, VA – January 25, 2011
"Card reader only "reads" the names of files that are on the SD card; you have to have the machine software to open the files. So, the card reader is pretty much useless."
"Great reader and I like that it will accept Micro SD cards."
Read your own CPAP data
Java Time, Rainy Washington – November 22, 2011
"This works as advertised allowing me to read my CPAP SD card data.
I use this SD card data with the free open source CPAP software SleepyHead for my PRS1 machine (you can also purchase Encore on this website for PRS1).
The ability to see my daily and monthly progress helps me know my therapy is working and my mask is not leaking too much.
Some people are afraid that "reading" the data off of their SD card will erase the data from the card. This is NOT true. You are only reading the data and the data will still be on the card when your doctor wants to look at it. If you are really concerned, just wait until after your initial CPAP "30 day" checkup, your insurance is satisfied you are using the machine enough to pay for it, and the doctor and DME are no longer as concerned about your SD data."
*Note: The older pre-M Respironics CPAP, APAP and BiPAP Pro 2 with Bi-Flex, the ResMed S7 VPAP III, S8 Elite, and the Puritan Bennett Goodnight 420S, 420SP, and 420E record full data.
How do I interpret my data?
Software data can be interpreted by your physician or clinician. There are also many websites and search engines available to help you research the sleep apnea related terms which will provide you more knowledge in managing your own cpap therapy. CPAPtalk.com. our free Sleep Apnea forum is a great resource for CPAP users who want to understand their condition and take control over their health.
What types of Software are available?
There are two types of software available: Compliance software, and Advanced software.
Compliance software provides data such as patient hours, total machine operating hours, your pressure setting, and pressure relief information. Advance software includes compliance data and provides more detail such as AHI (Apnea/Hypopnea Index), Leakage, most pressure used, and a detailed usage histogram.
Compliance software is available with some standard CPAP machines. Advanced software is available with most top of the line CPAP machines, APAPs, and Bi-level machines as well.
What does CPAP software do?
CPAP software allows the downloading of information from certain CPAP machines. Information on breathing, pressure levels delivered, apneas, etc. is available to help determine the effectiveness of CPAP therapy. Software is not required to operate a CPAP machine. CPAP Software also provides more data than obtained through the on screen display or SmartCode. The CPAP Software also allows you and your doctor to drill into any night of data recorded and view the data on an hour by hour basis.
Some CPAP manufacturer maintains a proprietary software package that is only compatible with their machines.
Here is a list of each manufacturer and the name of its related full data software:
Philips Respironics: EncorePro - sold for Sleep Professionals
Philips Respironics: EncoreViewer 1.0 - sold for Patient Use
Puritan Bennett (Legacy 420 Series): SilverLining 3.10 - sold for both
Covidien: Sandman Series Therapy Software 1.2 - sold for both
Resmed: ResScan 3.3 and ResScan 3.7 - sold for Sleep Professionals
DeVilbiss: SmartLink Therapy Management Software - sold for both
Fisher & Paykel: Performance Maximizer - sold for both
Here is a list of each manufacturer and the name of is related compliance software:
AEIOMed: DataRest Compliance Software Kit - sold for both
Fisher & Paykel: Compliance Maximizer - sold for both