ResMed has launched its Lumis series of noninvasive ventilation devices in select European markets, with a global rollout planned in additional regions throughout 2015 and early 2016, according to a company press release.
The ventilators combine personalized, simplified therapy with powerful wireless connected care capabilities for patients with respiratory challenges who are not dependent on continuous ventilation.

“With its ease of use, customization capabilities and wireless connectivity, the Lumis series offers important benefits for patients, clinicians, and home medical equipment providers alike,” said Luke Maguire, president of ResMed’s Cardio-Respiratory Care Global Business Unit. “Lumis joins ResMed’s Stellar and Astral lines as a new entry-level option for care providers to efficiently and effectively manage the respiratory stability of their patients.”

The Lumis series comprises the Lumis 100 VPAP S, Lumis 100 VPAP ST and Lumis 150 VPAP ST noninvasive ventilators that support a variety of therapy modes, built-in wireless connectivity, and integrated humidification.

Lumis is compatible with all ResMed Air Solutions accessories, including the popular AirFit mask series, to allow for personalized therapy as well as streamlined home medical equipment inventory management.

Each device features built-in HumidAir heated humidification capabilities and a climate control auto setting, which automatically determines optimal humidification by adjusting to ambient room conditions. Lumis is also compatible with ClimateLineAir Oxy tubing that allows for added oxygen to be heated and humidified, which is useful for patients with COPD.

The Lumis series was designed with connected care capabilities that can improve overall patient care and streamline patient monitoring and therapy management, according to ResMed. Its built-in wireless connectivity means that clinicians and home medical equipment providers have next-day access to a wide range of their patients’ therapy parameters, including blood oxygen saturation when an oximeter is attached. These data, along with therapy statistics and trend data useful for home titration and monitoring, are automatically and securely transmitted to AirView, ResMed’s cloud-based patient management system.