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1. A CPAP mask selector that can be done from your home. At CES 2021, Philips is showcasing its CPAP sleep apnea Mask Selector for the… Trista - April 24, 2021
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1. A CPAP mask selector that can be done from your home.

At CES 2021, Philips is showcasing its CPAP sleep apnea Mask Selector for the first time. The Mask Selector is a clinically validated, 3D facial scanning device that helps healthcare providers fit 9 out of 10 patients with the right sized CPAP mask right from their home. Thus, you don’t have to go to the doctor’s office to fit a CPAP mask. The system is a telehealth solution for sleep apnea. Thankfully for patients, it also reduces the need to be monitored for sleep apnea in-hospital sleep studies. 

The Mask Selector 3D works by capturing 150 pictures of the face. Then, it takes over 100,000 key data points of facial geometry from each image. The data goes through the algorithm of thousands of facial scans from various ethnicities. That way, it can identify the 46,200 points most critical to the mask fitting process. It makes sure that the mask fits each individual just right, without being too loose or too tight. “We can have patients take pictures of their face and give them a mask that fits their face,” Jeroen Tas, who is the chief innovation and strategy officer, said during a CES 2021 press conference. It is essential that you maintain peace and harmony during the pandemic. If you need tips for staying healthy during isolation or quarantine, keep reading. 

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