Fisher & Paykel Pilairo™Nasal Pillow Mask’s innovative design was inspired by the hummingbird, the lightest bird in the world. This pillow mask weighs a mere 53 grams affording users an effective yet lightweight and unobtrusive mask.
The design of the pillow mask integrates a self-inflating AirPillow Seal complete with a minimalistic headgear that affords user freedom of movement and allows for reading or watching TV. The device gently inflates to cover the nose in a hover-like way.
The seal uses a super fine 3D contoured silicone which is only 0.12mm at the thinnest point and 3.0mm at its thickest point. CPAP pressure is used to inflate the device for a soft and gentle seal around the nose. The seal is quite flexible and will easily move in any direction without compromising the efficiency or seal.
The headgear is made of a stretchable material which adjusts to head sizes and shapes. Putting on the mask is quick and easy. The frame has a low-profile for more stability, durability, compactness and assured clear line of sight.
Advantages and Disadvantages
Customer reviews were generally favorable. They indicated that there are no straps and complicated headgear adjustment needed for a perfect fit. The device is easy to clean and maintain as there are only three simple parts to clean. Fisher and Paykel Pilairo Nasal Pillow Mask is convenient to use as the mask fits perfectly around the nose and softer and easier on the user’s nostrils.
A few users complained that the inside seal keeps on coming off and that it takes a while to get used to the nasal pillow mask.
F&P Opus and F&P Pilairo™ Q Nasal Pillow Mask
Fisher & Paykel Opus is the brand’s original mask under this category. This mask is another option fitted with a 360° pivoting ball-and-socket elbow that accounts for its flexibility, mobility and versatility.
The Pilairo Q is an upgraded version which is developed and designed to improve user-satisfaction. It still has three simple main components but the headgear now comes in two minimalistic designs – adjustable and stretchable. The adjustable headgear fits a larger range of head sizes. The fit of the headgear is determined by the patient. The stretchable headgear is similar to the F&P Pilairo™ Nasal Pillow Mask’s Stretchwise™ Headgear. The lightweight and flexible delivery tube is designed to decrease pull or pressure on the face of the user With this lightweight nasal pillow mask, users are assured of a quieter machine with very minimal draft.