This week at the Associated Professional Sleep Societies meeting in Minneapolis, Philips Respironics is introducing a new sleep diagnostic system in its Alice line, the Alice 6.
The offering includes a choice of three head boxes ranging from the Alice LDE for routine sleep studies to the full-featured LDx base station with either the LDxS or LDxN head box. The LDxS head box provides 19 EEG inputs while the LDxN headbox offers a full 32 EEG. The Alice 6 enables sleep lab managers to meet today’s clinical and business challenges. The systems combine flexibility with ease-of-use features, such as automatic Chin EMG referencing and integrated RIP drivers, to enhance the technician’s ability to focus on the patient.
The companion to the Alice 6 technology, the Sleepware G3 software, helps lab managers better meet workflow needs and offers staff members a richer, more productive experience. Sleepware G3 features an exclusive composite channel type useful when titrating complex sleep apnea patients with the BiPAP autoSV Advanced. The new channel integrates the various parameters available from the BiPAP autoSV so a clinician can see the relationships of the various parameters on a breath-to-breath basis. Additionally this composite channel allows the clinician to eliminate the redundant channels from view which provides them with better screen visibility to all of the data.
Sleepware G3 and the Somnolyzer 24X7, which provides a validated, computer-assisted service solution, combine to help provide labs with robust and enhanced workflow efficiencies. This functionality allows the scoring technologist performing the expert review to benefit fully from the enhancements in Somnolyzer 24×7 and the power and flexibility of the new Sleepware G3 platform.
Press release: Philips Innovations in Sleep… (.pdf)