ResMed has made some substantial design changes to accommodate smaller facial features. After reviewing female patient performance, the length of the headgear backstrap was altered.
The exhalation ports are located on the frame, not on the cushion, allowing air to disperse gently outward and away from the user. This improvement has dampened audible motor whine and airflow noise. Sound levels have been reduced to only 25 decibels at the mask.
Petite, Lightweight, and Travel Friendly Calling the Swift FX 'minimal' is not a fair description. The mask's frame is practically invisible with the pillow cushion connecting seamlessly with the rest of the mask. A set of "lock and key" quick-release tabs secure the silicone headgear straps and allow for easy removal from the frame. The minimal design creates an ergonomic feel and allows for reading or watching TV at bedtime, even with glasses on.
The nasal pillows are designed with dual-wall flaps with improved support and comfort. The cushion's base is outfitted with an integrated flexible chamber that provides stability for side sleepers. This added flexibility accommodates movement and a reliable seal at high therapy pressures.
Made from similar, silicone material found in cushions and pillows, the Swift FX headgear lightly rests on the user's cheeks and quickly feels like nothing is there at all. This streamline design helps foster a sense of freedom and promotes early CPAP acceptance. For an added softness, ResMed has included a set of Soft Wraps, which can be worn around the headgear side straps. The soft fleece material prevents the silicone headgear from slipping and ensures maximum comfort. The minimal design is simple to use, with only 2 points to adjust.