ThermoSmart™

More humidity. More comfort.

ThermoSmart Technology is at the forefront of Fisher & Paykel Healthcare’s humidification philosophy and is available in the F&P ICON+ series.

The Art of Comfort

ThermoSmart Technology includes an advanced humidification algorithm and a heated breathing tube, which both work to provide optimal humidity and reduce condensation. With its unique heated breathing tube, ThermoSmart Technology mimics the ability of the nose to heat and humidify the air. Patients will experience new levels of sleep comfort as humidity levels remain constant through the night, regardless of ambient temperature change.

Standard Breathing Tube

Tube cooling: Condensate forms

 

Standard Breathing Tube

The effectiveness of conventional humidification is limited by ambient temperature. As air travels from a conventional humidifier it cools, causing condensation to form in the tube. As a result it fails to deliver optimal humidity levels to the patient, resulting in dryness and discomfort.

Heated Breathing Tube Humidification

Warm tube: Heat loss + heat gain from heated breathing tube = constant heat + reduced rain-out
 

Heated Breathing Tube Humidification

ThermoSmart Technology, with its unique heated breathing tube, delivers higher, customized humidity levels that are maintained through the night, regardless of ambient temperature change. These higher humidity levels help maintain normal airway conditions to provide a more natural CPAP experience. All of this with virtually no condensation.*

Clinical Evidence

The clinical evidence to support the effectiveness of ThermoSmart™ is clear:

  • ThermoSmart provides a more comfortable CPAP experience1
  • ThermoSmart improves sleep quality and total sleep time2
  • ThermoSmart lowers nasal airway resistance for 10% lower pressure3
  • ThermoSmart virtually eliminates condensation even in a cool sleeping environment2 whilst delivering high levels of absolute humidity4
  • ThermoSmart is as effective as a nasal steroid in improving compliance and nasal symptoms5

Those who will benefit the most from ThermoSmart include:

  • Patients over 60
  • Patients on medication
  • Patients who prefer a cold room
  • Patients with pre-existing nasal conditions