Not your average Sleep Therapy machine! Apex Medical offers the iCH Auto CPAP with PVA and Built in Heated Humidifier. The iCH is a quiet auto-adjusting machine with a built-in heated humidifier. PVA pressure relief at exhalation makes therapy feel more natural. It all comes in a compact and lightweight body with an innovative look. The small foot print means it easily fits into a bedroom and lifestyle.
Looking for an auto-titrating machine with the comfort of exhalation relief which is small, easy to travel with, and has quiet operation? Consider the features offered in the iCH Auto CPAP Machine with PVA and Built-In Heated Humidifier.
The iCH Auto is set to a range of pressures and continually adjusts the delivered air stream within the range to provide the ideal pressure during sleep. Pressure can be set in .5 cmH20 increments between 4 and 20 cmH2O. Alternately, the iCH Auto can be set in CPAP mode to deliver a single therapy pressure all night long.PVA - Pressure Relief at Exhalation
The iCH Auto includes the comfort feature PVA (Pressure Variation Algorithm) designed to provide a drop in pressure at the time of exhalation. The drop in pressure eases the process of breathing out against the air stream making the therapy more natural. PVA can be set to 3 levels with 1 being the lowest level of drop in pressure at the time of exhalation and 3 being the largest drop in pressure. Or, turn the PVA function to zero to turn off the pressure relief feature. The PVA function is represented on the machine's display screen by the letter "C".
Built-In Heated Humidifier
Recognizing the important part humidified air plays in therapy comfort, the iCH Auto offers a built-in heated humidifier in one compact unit. The humidifier is designed to prevent back flow so that water is less likely to get into the machine. There are 6 easily adjustable humidifier settings to allow the user to find the most comfortable level.
The chamber holds 300ml of water, just over 10 ounces, and will provide at least 8 hours of use. The humidifier can be turned off with a setting of zero (0) to use it as a cool passover humidifier. Under the humidifier chamber is a soothing blue light that can serve as a night light. This light can be turned on and off by pressing the up and down arrow on the machine control panel.
The iCH Auto is a feature packed machine engineered in a compact and lightweight bundle with an innovative design. The small footprint means it can fit easily on a bedside table without disrupting the feel of the room. The quiet operation (28 dB) allows it to fit easily into routines.
The iCH has a built in alarm clock that can be set to sound an audible alarm. Mute the alarm using the power button. When not in use the display of the iCH shows the current time.
The iCH has a hidden handle built into the machine housing to make picking it up easy and secure. People who travel for business or recreation find it easy to pack into their carry on luggage. Or use the included travel bag designed to hold the machine, power supply and hose as well as most mask types.
Sleep event information is displayed on the screen of the iCH Auto providing data about the effectiveness of the most recent therapy session including:
|Apnea Index||Number of apneas (large reduction in airflow for at least 10 seconds) per hour|
|Hypopnea Index||Number of hypopneas (smaller reduction in airflow for 10 - 60 seconds) per hour|
|Snore Index||Number of snoring events (vibratory changes during inhalation) per hour|
|Flow Limitation Index||Number of times per hour the upper airway is partially closed|
To see the latest data when the machine is in the Standby mode displaying the time, simultaneously press and hold the Up and Down buttons to see the latest data. Move through the information by pushing the Menu button. The information displayed is for the most recent treatment session only and will no longer be available from the display when the machine is turned off. The machine has on board data storage and an SD card.
Low Pressure alert (sometimes referenced as a Leak Alert function) notifies the user when there is a large air leak in the pressure pathway. The display shows "Low P" and an audible alarm sounds. The audible alert can be turned off.
Leak Compensation helps to maintain an even pressure output even where there are small air losses in the system.
Auto Altitude Adjustment takes care of providing the appropriate therapy level in different altitudes. The iCH can be operated in altitudes up to 8,000 ft for pressures up to 18 cmH20 and up to 5,000 ft for pressures of 18.5 to 20 cmH2O.