Our patented aer+™ technology (formerly known as cNEP®) involves the application of negative external pressure or vacuum to the outside of the neck. aer+™ is delivered by a soft, silicone collar and has advantages over existing treatments for sleep apnea. The aer+™ technology is also incorporated into the aerFree™ product that is cleared by FDA for use in the acute care setting. This product is now being commercialized by aerFree, LLC.
How It Works
The following video shows soft tissue and the underlying structures moving forward as negative external pressure is applied to the area to help maintain an open airway. The same effect can be visualized endoscopically, also seen in the video, as negative pressure is applied and then removed.