It's here folks: https://www.sleepfiles.com/OSCAR/ with DreamStation 2 support.
The major change in this release is the addition of support for the Philips Respironics DreamStation 2. Other changes have been made as listed below.
We recommend everyone update to this latest version of OSCAR.
Philips Respironics and the DreamStation 2
This time Philips Respironics threw us a curve ball.
Coinciding with a recall for nearly every consumer machine they have built in the last large number of years, Philips released the DreamStation 2, which is unaffected by recall. The recall was of "All Affected Devices Manufactured Before 26 April 2021, All Device Serial Numbers." Philips Respironics has encrypted the data on the DreamStation 2 so that they can control and monetize that data by making it accessible, for a fee, to their providers only and only with their proprietary system Care-Orchestrator. With considerable effort, the OSCAR team has been able to decrypt the data so that OSCAR can show you the data from your machine.
The changes made by Philips in the DreamStation 2 are harmful to patient empowerment, making it more difficult for you to manage your own sleep apnea therapy.
So far the OSCAR Team has found three major changes made by Philips in the DreamStation 2 devices:
- The data on the SD card IS Encrypted purportedly to limit access to the data to clinical personnel ONLY and NOT the end-users, the people who have Sleep Apnea. As of June 2022, OSCAR can read this data.
- There are two levels of the DreamStation 2. First are the "Advanced" models. These are much more "user friendly" than the "NON-ADVANCED" models. The NON-ADVANCED models can easily be identified via their two-toned cases with blue bottoms. These "NON-ADVANCED" models truly limit what you can adjust.
- The tube temperature of some DreamStation 2 "NON-ADVANCED" models CANNOT be changed by the end-user. Why? When asked, a Phillips representative stated, "We are taking away more settings from the user in order to have the 'clinicians' take care of that". To our current knowledge the DreamStation 2 CPAP and DreamStation 2 Auto CPAP (NON-ADVANCED models) do not have a Providers Menu. Changes to most CPAP settings can only be set via Care Orchestrator Essence, which is not available to the CPAP user.
Item #1 speaks for itself. All detailed data is encrypted and as such is not available to the end-user from Phillips Respironics. (As noted above, OSCAR can currently access this information).
Item #3 outright says that Philips is taking away access to even basic humidification from the end-users.
This is a big one. This trend within Philips Respironics to make all new devices so that ONLY clinical personnel will have access to your medical data is growing.
Philips Respironics has chosen to make some new devices so that ONLY clinical personnel will be able to change settings on the CPAP with access solely through Care Orchestrator, eliminating the Provider Menu. That appears to have been done on the DreamStation 2 (NOT ADVANCED) devices.
Changes and fixes in OSCAR v1.4.0
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- [new] Support for Philips Respironics DreamStation 2:
- DreamStation 2 CPAP (410X150C)
- DreamStation 2 Advanced CPAP (420X150C)
- DreamStation 2 Auto CPAP Advanced (520X110C, 520X130C, 520X150C)
- DreamStation 2 Auto CPAP Advanced with P-Flex (521X120C, 521X140C)
- [new] Additional Philips Respironics devices tested and fully supported:
- BiPAP Auto (System One 60 Series) (761P)
- BiPAP autoSV Advanced 30 (System One 60 Series) (961TCA)
- REMstar Auto (System One) (552P)
- [new] For AutoSet 11, two models were added to the tested list: 39421 and 39485.
- [fix] Added support for pressure pulse, CA, and VS on BiPAP autoSV Advanced 30 (System One 60 Series) (960T).
- [fix] Fixed pressure settings scale on BiPAP autoSV Advanced 30 (System One 60 Series) (960T).
- [fix] For all ResMed devices, square plot (no smoothing) has been forced on all 2 second pressure graphs.
- [fix] File Export Sessions now exports statistics session data properly.
- [fix] Fixed a rare crash on import when encountering corrupted Philips Respironics directories.
- [fix] Fixed an incorrect warning message when importing some CheckMe O2 Max data.