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Our first impression of the new S9 AutoSet is very good. Here's our initial list of notes:
- The color LCD sreen and dial button really do improve overall usability compared with previous models and models from other manufacturers.
- Three menus - Home, Info and Setup - and intuitive icons in each menu make the user manual almost unnecessary. We still recommend you read it, though!
- Air outlet port is on side of CPAP machine. When humidifier is attached the air outlet port is on the back.
- The mask fit feature is very straightforward: green smiley face for a good fit, red frowny face for a bad fit
- Humidifier is detected automatically when attached
- Very cool looking. This is currently the coolest piece of home medical equipment we've seen. Looks like it should have a Blu-Ray player built-in. :)
- SD card comes installed in machine. The SD card protective folder with instructions has an empty plastic SD card holder attached to it. So don't worry. The SD card is not missing. Just look for it in the back of the machine.
- The travel bag looks good, and is well-designed with separate compartments for machine, humidifier, power cord and accessories. Nylon material seems a bit thin and lightweight, but overall we like the bag.
- Power cord transformer is BIG. Lighweight CPAP machine, but relatively heavy power cord. Cord system alone weighs 1 lb 7 oz. It's a two-piece cord, very similar to a laptop cord.
- Proprietary power cord connection is on the back of the machine. You'll never confuse your S9 power cord with anything else. Weird connection. Might be standard in Australia or elsewhere, but certainly not here. The fit of the cord is good - not too tight or difficult, and not too loose.
- Humidifier tank is easy to remove and install
- Orange light inside humidifier chamber. We suppose this is used to see your water level in the dark.
- Remarkably similar in overall design to Philips Respironics System One devices. Industrial espionage? Coincidence? Who knows?
- Humidifier cooling process is identified on-screen when CPAP machine is shut off (so you know why the CPAP machine keeps blowing).
- 365 nights of compliance and therapy summary and statistic data stored on S9 CPAP machine and SD card.
- 30 nights of detailed data, and 7 nights of high resolution flow data stored on SD card.
- SlimLine tube is 6' in length
- 90W power supply, with 70W typical power consumption. Input range 100-240V.
- Operating range of 4 to 20 cm H2O.
- Fiber filter is rated at 88% efficiency at 7 micron
12" L x 5.7" W x 3.4" H
The S9 AutoSet combines an intelligent algorithm with Easy-Breathe expiratory pressure relief (EPR™) to dynamically adjust pressure for maximum comfort.
Using ResMed's time-tested APAP technology, AutoSet continually monitors breathing, adapting breath-by-breath to always deliver the lowest therapeutic pressure, improving comfort and sleep.
Enhanced AutoSet is now able to differentiate between obstructive and central sleep apneas, so you can be confident that you are always receiving appropriate therapy and pressure.
S9 AutoSet Shown Above with Optional H5i Heated Humidifier
ResMed S9 Features
S9’s enhanced Easy-Breathe motor virtually eliminates noise, creating an exceptionally quiet and peaceful environment for you and your bed partner.
Sophisticated technology combines with novel user-friendly controls in a stylish new design that departs dramatically from its predecessors.
S9’s Climate Control system intelligently adapts to your environmental conditions to provide optimal humidity and prevent rainout.
Exclusive to ResMed, the SlimLine small diameter air tubes are the lightest tubes available and eliminate tube drag.
Enhanced AutoSet™ Algorithm
The S9’s Enhanced AutoSet algorithm now differentiates between obstructive and central sleep apneas and responds appropriately. You can enjoy peace of mind because you'll know you’re always receiving optimal therapy at the lowest necessary pressure.
The S9 Series offers an array of compliance management solutions that assist in delivering high quality patient care. Patients and clinicians alike can easily monitor therapy, ensuring that any problems are detected and addressed quickly.
ResMed S9 AutoSet Highlights
ResMed’s Enhanced AutoSet Algorithm
The S9 AutoSet combines an intelligent algorithm with Easy-Breathe expiratory pressure relief (EPR™) to dynamically adjust pressure for maximum comfort. Using ResMed's time-tested APAP technology, AutoSet continually monitors breathing, adapting breath by breath to always deliver the lowest therapeutic pressure, improving comfort and sleep.
Central Sleep Apnea (CSA) detection
CSA detection is now available in both the S9 AutoSet and S9 Elite.
It uses the forced oscillation technique (FOT) to determine the state of the airway during an apnea. When an apnea is detected, small oscillations are added to the pressure to measure airway patency. The CSA algorithm uses the resulting flow and pressure to measure airway patency and differentiate central and obstructive events.
ResMed S9 Humidification and Climate Control Benefits
Climate Control uses an intelligent algorithm that controls the H5i and the ClimateLine tube to deliver constant, comfortable temperature and humidity levels during therapy.
Designed to address the limitations of traditional humidification, the Climate Control system provides protection from rainout and ensures maximum comfort.
While you are sleeping, Climate Control automatically controls:
Climate Control also automatically adapts to:
- Temperature of the delivered air: The temperature sensor located at the mask end of the ClimateLine tube monitors the temperature of the air delivered to the patient.
- Humidity level: For each temperature setting, the Climate Control system delivers a constant amount of water vapor, or absolute humidity.
- Rainout: The humidifier and heated tube work in harmony to deliver air at a constant level of humidity and temperature – even as the ambient and treatment conditions change.
- Changes in flow rates
- Changes in ambient conditions such as room temperature or humidity level
- The result is unequalled comfort and optimum therapy.
S9 AutoSet Shown Above with Optional H5i Heated Humidifier
ResMed S9 H5i Humidifier Benefits
Enhanced H5i humidifier
The H5i heated humidifier delivers market-leading performance.
Designed to seamlessly integrate with the S9, the H5i offers relief from dryness and congestion.
Out of the box humidification
The S9 automatically detects the H5i when it is connected. Once you have connected your H5i, you’re ready to go.
The H5i senses ambient temperature and humidity in the bedroom.
Two water tubs
The H5i is available with a standard or cleanable water tub:
- The standard tub is a one-piece tub that is designed to be replaced at least every six months, or as recommended by the healthcare provider.
- The cleanable water tub is easy to disassemble, clean and reassemble. It is also suitable for multi-patient use in a clinic, hospital or sleep lab.
Optional ClimateLine Heated Tube (Sold Separately)
S9’s exclusive ClimateLine heated tubeThe ClimateLine heated tube is the key technology in the Climate Control system.
It contains revolutionary technologies never before seen in CPAP tubing that enable the delivery of Climate Control and unsurpassed patient comfort.
The ClimateLine tube includes a sensitive heating circuit, which is automatically controlled by the Climate Control algorithm to deliver a constant comfortable temperature at the mask.
Located at the mask end of the tube, a sensor measures the temperature of the air leaving the tube.
Unique to ResMed, this feature offers complete temperature and comfort control.
Rainout protection without compromise
With traditional humidification systems, as the temperature in the room drops, so does the temperature of the air inside the tube. At lower temperatures, the amount of water vapor that can be held by the air decreases, and condensation (rainout) can form in the tube.
The ClimateLine tube maintains the temperature of the air delivered to the patient. This ensures that rainout is avoided even if the temperature in the room drops during the night.
By keeping the air temperature in the tube constant, the Climate Control system can automatically adjust to changes in ambient conditions to maintain a constant, comfortable humidity level. Rainout is avoided without needing to reduce the humidity delivered.
Set and forget
Because the system measures temperature at the mask, the temperature you feel will remain at your preferred setting, regardless of changes in ambient temperature or humidity.
Smaller, slimmer, sleeker
The ClimateLine heated tube offers increased flexibility, more sleeping comfort and less mask drag.