ResMed introduces new mask design

Medical technology leader ResMed Inc (ASX: RMD) has introduced a new top-of-head-connected nasal mask for sleep apnea sufferers.

The new AirFit N30i mask connects to the company’s continuous positive air pressure (CPAP) machines at the top of the skull, allowing patients to move more freely during the night.

The mask, just launched in the key US market, also features a new nasal cradle cushion designed to reduce facial markings and irritation.

Jim Hollingshead, president of ResMed’s Sleep business, said: “AirFit N30i is a great choice for nasal mask wearers who move when they sleep.

“It is all about freedom – users are free to sleep however they want and enjoy a comfortable, reliable seal.”

Apnea sufferers wear the device overnight and breathe pressurised air, which results in a better night’s sleep, and fewer sleep related health problems.

The company’s devices are cloud-connected, allowing out-of-hospital software updates and patient care.

The company regularly innovates in terms of materials and design of its mask, as discomfort is a major reason patients are unable to continue using its devices.

ResMed’s sales rose eight per cent in the second quarter of 2019 to reach US$651 million (Aud$917 million). Its locally listed shares rose 41 per cent in 2018.

Picture: ResMed Inc

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