AEIOMed is a leader in customer driven design, development, and production of respiratory medical devices. Through the integration of technology, the input from customers, and the creativity of our employees, we provide innovative, quality products that improve the lives of people with sleep disorders.
This is the story of a guy named Steve; a contrarian with vision, passion, and a 12 x 20 workshed in his backyard.
AEIOMed founder and CEO Steve Bordewick used his shed to construct prototypes of what he hoped would be a better CPAP and nasal interface.
“You just have to believe, and then surround yourself with others who believe. We may not always know exactly how we are going to compete with the ‘big guys,’ but it’s in our DNA. We’re going to figure it out.”
At the time Bordewick was tinkering in his workshop, standard CPAP technology was large and cumbersome, usually about the size of a loaf of bread.
Bordewick knew smaller was better when it came to CPAP units.
“The first thing people will notice about our Everest® Integrated CPAP System is the small size. The unit fits easily on a nightstand, leaving plenty of room for other essentials. But size isn’t the only thing. It also features a battery option accommodating CPAP therapy when electricity is not available, such as camping, flying or in the event of a power outage.”
For its CPAP interface, AEIOMed just got rid of the straps, as Bordewick explains.
“We found that the greatest limitation to effective CPAP therapy is the discomfort patients experience wearing the nasal interface and straps apparatus. While other manufacturers try to create a good mask and seal, small leaks are very common. Patients respond by tightening the straps often resulting in painful pressure sores on the forehead and around the nose. Solving problem scenarios like that with innovative, customer-centric products is just one way we are committed to being different.”
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