In creating the Dream Family of products, patient insights were sought early in the design process and found to be incredibly valuable as the design and development process evolved. Philips Respironics
employed a variety of approaches, including one-on-one interviews, focus groups, online surveys and ethnographies, to collect feedback from both patients and sleep professionals.
Input from people who are actually using the sleep therapy products informed our design—what they think works, what doesn’t, the biggest challenges and what could be improved. Patient feedback helped us to ensure that we were designing a product to meet patient needs and desires.
To aid a new patient in adapting to therapy, the DreamStation has a feature that enables patients to initiate therapy at a lower, more comfortable pressure. As the patient acclimates to therapy, the device gradually increases pressure with automatic, personalized adjustments, until the patient achieves their full therapeutic pressure.