Project Description

NIV the sensitive way:
Non-Invasive Ventilation with Sophie

For optimal Ventilation and Oxygen Saturation at all Times

The major challenge in non-invasive ventilation (NIV) of newborns and premature infants is the adjustment of ventilation and oxygen saturation to the current patient situation in real time. This is exactly what SOPHIE does automatically. Thanks to the latest sensor technology, the device immediately recognizes if respiration or oxygen absorption changes and adjusts therapy parameters accordingly. In addition, you have the option of activating high-frequency oscillation (HFO) without changing the patient tube system if the child’s situation so requires. At the touch of a single button. Because HFO is included with Sophie as well as a powerful humidification system.

NIV Ventilation using Sophie: Your Benefits

Simply activate Functions at the Push of a Button

Conventional respirator, high frequency oscillator and humidifier – Sophie is more than just a device for NIV ventilation. It is capable of providing the essentials for the care of premature infants in this environment and allows activation and deactivation of functions depending on your needs and the situation.

  • Rapid adaptation of ventilation therapy to the child’s situation
  • No disconnection caused by unnecessary changes of the patient tube system
  • Easy, fast and safe through an intuitive operating concept

Respiration Sensor

Typical for premature and newborn infants: they like to move, pull up their legs, stretch their little arms. However, this also means that their breathing changes constantly. Sophie’s respiratory sensor converts the infant’s movements into a stable and responsive trigger signal. Ventilation is adapted automatically.

  • Optimized synchronization of the child’s breathing under NIV ventilation
  • Preventing Air Leak Syndrome and bronchopulmonary dysplasia
  • Significantly reduced rate of reintubation

Automatic SpO2 Control

SPOC is the name of the SpO2 controller already integrated in Sophie which automatically ensures optimum oxygen saturation. For a detailed overview of the therapy, all parameters of the SPOC SpO2 controller are displayed in two concise trend curves for up to 24 hours.

  • Prevent brain damage and blindness: through real-time oxygen saturation adjustment
  • To control ventilation and arterial oxygen saturation, all it takes is a single sensor for measuring preductal oxygen saturation
  • The ideal combination: significantly reduced nursing effort and improved patient safety

Sophie supports Therapy Adjustment

Nurses and caregivers cannot simultaneously and constantly keep an eye on every single one of their little patients. This is a fact. Sophie may be able to reduce the anxiety associated with not being at the right bed at the right time. Because Sophie not only provides important permanent and detailed monitoring, but also automatically adapts the therapy to the patient’s needs. And takes over documentation. This relieves the strain and creates space for the important aspects of care which cannot be automated.

  • No manual recording of oxygen saturation throughout the day
  • Significantly fewer manual therapy adjustments and thus considerably less time and documentation required
  • More reliability to ensure little patients are optimally ventilated at all times

Discover what Sophie has to offer in the Field of non-invasive Ventilation

At first glance, Sophie may look like a conventional device for non-invasive ventilation. However, it offers so much more when it comes to optimum care for newborns and premature infants. Experience for yourself and discover what Sophie is capable of:

NIV Ventilation: Setup and Functions

Within the scope of NIV ventilation and adjustment, Sophie serves three purposes simultaneously:

Product Specifications Sophie

Patient groups:

  • Newborn and premature infants
  • Conventional ventilation for children of up to 25 kg body weight
  • High frequency oscillation for up to 10 kg body weight

Hospital sectors:

  • Interdisciplinary or specific intensive care units
  • Primary care units for premature and newborn infants
  • Transport between wards, departments or hospitals
  • time controlled
  • pressure controlled
  • all established conventional and pressure controlled ventilation forms
  • a clear menu for the selection of ventilation forms: simple and quick
  • volume guarantee: respiratory pressure is based on previously measured expiratory tidal volume
  • Display: 10.4’’ color monitor
  • Controls: push buttons and rotary push buttons
  • Patient component with integrated heated respiratory humidifier
  • Patient tube systems
  • Tube heating to compensate large temperature differences
  • Pneumotachograph including accessories
  • Accessories for external trigger
  • Medication nebulizer
  • Masks and accessories
  • Mobile stands and mounting brackets
  • Maintenance kits
  • NO accessories
  • Connection tubes
  • EasyFlow nCPAP systems
  • Spacesuit

Did you know that…?

Stevie Wonder – or Steveland Hardaway Judkins, as he is actually called – was born six weeks prematurely. He was ventilated with an oxygen concentration which was too high which resulted in retinopathy of prematurity. He became blind.

Without devices for automatic adaptation of oxygen saturation to the patient’s situation, carers are required to regulate the supply manually. Up to 150 times per day and patient. When using state-of-the-art equipment with automatic oxygen saturation adjustment, this time may be spent differently: for individual patient attention and basic medical care.

This is what we were able to achieve with SPOC! Using SPOC, the time required by the nurse for correcting oxygen saturation variations by adjusting FiO2 is reduced by up to 66%. SPOC allows the nursing staff to take a deep breath giving them time to concentrate on the most important of all, on their “little patients”.

If newborns just move 40 – 60 % of their large muscles – such as leg, abdominal or gluteal muscles – the oxygen demand increases considerably within a very short period of time. Up to a factor of four.


Brochure “Sophie”
Technical Specifications

Contact us

Should you have any questions about NIV or Sophie in general, please give us a call or send us an e-mail – we will be happy to help you:

Tel.: +49 6439/91250