Royal Philips Electronics announced the introduction of the FullLife full-face mask for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). This revolutionary mask covers both the nose and mouth, while being compact and offering a clear line of sight for patients. The mask is being launched first in the US, followed by Canada; a global launch is planned for September 2009.
Representing a new generation of full-face masks, the FullLife is smaller and lighter, yet made of durable materials. The conventional forehead pad was eliminated to provide a clear line of sight. A newly designed, dual-textured cushion reduces leaks and creates a solid seal even with patient movement. The step-by-step numbered headgear system makes assembly and fitting easy.
The FullLife mask is built on the same platform as our successful OptiLife mask, which was introduced in 2007, said Gretchen Jezerc, director, US Marketing, Sleep Disordered Breathing, Philips Home Healthcare Solutions. With a minimalist design and lightweight, durable materials, FullLife provides comfort and convenience for patients. Among its features, a clear line of sight benefits patients who feel claustrophobic, and an integrated exhalation port makes it exceptionally quiet for patients and their bed partners.
With one faceplate for all three sizes (small, medium, and large) as well as FitPack and DuoPack fitting and supply replacement options, FullLife also is a good choice for clinicians and homecare providers.