AWARD: FINALIST Medical Design Excellence Award 1998
an annual product design competition sponsored by Cannon Communications
CLIENT: Respironics Corporation, GA /now Phillips
formally Healthdyne Technologies, Inc.
PROJECT: CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure)
Sleep Respirator Device / Tranquility® Quest
Working with Respironic’s engineering, manufacturing and marketing groups, WhiteLight Design developed this sleep apnea device for personal night time use. Connected to a nasal mask, it is used to reduce snoring and sleep interruption. The functional constraints of incorporating a handle, hose connection, inlet filter, air ducting and noise reduction baffling into a two piece, injection molded housing, challenged us in developing this solution. With the new Tranquility Quest ® design, the Client experienced a significant increase in CPAP sales, representing a major portion of their company CPAP sales volume.