Press Release Summary:
With its under-the-nose design, Amara View minimal contact, full face mask maximizes field of vision, facilitates therapy compliance, and reduces burden on DME and patients. Design also reduces red marks and irritation on nose bridge. While minimizing coverage of patient's face, maskÂ also eliminates bulky cushion and frame in front of eyes toÂ enable patients to wear glasses, read, watch TV, or useÂ computer/tablet before falling asleep.
Original Press Release:
Philips Amara View CPAP Mask Covers Less of Face, Offers Widest Field of Vision
Innovative design eases therapy compliance and reduces burden on DME and patients
SEATTLE -- Philips Respironics, a business of Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), today announced the availability of the Amara View CPAP mask, a minimal contact, full face mask designed with the widest field of vision of leading full face masks. With its innovative under the nose design, Amara View reduces the red marks and irritation on the bridge of the nose that many CPAP patients experience. Amara View, along with other Philips sleep-disordered breathing solutions and services will be on display at SLEEP 2015 (booth #601) in Seattle, Washington from June 8 - 10.
Smaller and lighter than traditional full face masks(1), Amara View covers less of the patient's face than comparable masks and eliminates the bulky cushion and frame in front of the eyes, allowing the patient to wear glasses, read, watch TV or use a computer or tablet before falling asleep.
"This is the next generation of CPAP masks, designed to ensure the patient's comfort and ease the journey to CPAP therapy compliance for both the homecare provider and the patient," said Mark D'Angelo, Sleep Business Leader of Philips. "Amara View enables homecare providers to offer new and existing CPAP patients a product that limits lifestyle interruptions and requires fewer resources during the acclimation process."
Amara View is the latest addition to The ANSWER, a three phase process designed to respond to the unprecedented challenges facing today's physicians and DME providers. The ANSWER impacts every touch point of the patient journey from setup, to compliance, through ongoing resupply. The Amara View works together with other Philips sleep therapy systems and resupply services to transform how homecare providers work, supporting their efforts to continue to provide quality care to their patients.
To see how the Amara View works, fits and provides full face mask wearers with more flexibility, watch this video.
For more information on Philips' advanced solutions for sleep and respiratory care and updates from SLEEP 2015, follow @PhilipsResp and the Philips Respironics Facebook.
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About Royal Philips:
Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people's lives through meaningful innovation in the areas of Healthcare, Consumer Lifestyle and Lighting. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips posted 2014 sales of EUR 21.4 billion and employs approximately 105,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. The company is a leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as male shaving and grooming and oral healthcare. News from Philips is located at www.philips.com/newscenter.