ATMOS FEES Cart
The Turnkey High-Resolution Distal Chip FEES System
A Revolutionary Development in FEES Ergonomics and Performance
The ATMOS FEES Cart was designed to be the ideal tower-based FEES system for Speech Language Pathologists (SLPs). Featuring a distal chip scope with a revolutionary ergonomic handle, cart with adjustable height, and plug-and-play functionality, this system is a fully comprehensive solution for Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES) exams, ideal for office and clinic settings.
The configuration of the ATMOS FEES Cart was created to perfectly compliment the ATMOS Scope – an innovative breakthrough in endoscopic technology and design. This video nasopharyngoscope applies technological innovations such as distal chip technology and integrated LED light sources to a completely redesigned configuration crafted around the demands of long FEES exams. The result is brilliant exam images, less fatigue for examiners, and ultimately the highest quality FEES exams.
This turnkey FEES system is an ideal solution for medical office buildings, clinics, and healthcare facilities alike that prefer a more permanent FEES setup, and would still benefit from the convenience of being able to move their equipment from room to room with ease.
Integrated high-resolution distal-chip camera with automatic focus function for perfect image clarity throughout the FEES exam
3.8mm flexible nasopharyngoscope with 160° articulation
Built-in LED light source rated for over 10,000 hours
Adjustable-height tower complete with four swiveling wheels and brakes
Widescreen monitor and Windows PC for viewing and recording of exams
ATMOS Capture Suite visualization software for recording and archiving of exam videos/photos with integrated FEES reporting tool
The ATMOS FEES Cart is truly a turnkey FEES system, including everything necessary for speech language pathologists to perform fiberoptic endoscopic evaluations of swallowing exams in a tower configuration.
The system includes:
ATMOS Scope 3.8mm flexible nasopharyngoscope with integrated distal chip camera and LED light source
ATMOS Capture Suite patient archive and recording software with integrated FEES reporting tool
Adjustable-height tower with four multidirectional wheels
Widescreen monitor with Windows 10 PC
Integrated power strip for plug-and-play functionality
Leak tester for flexible nasopharyngoscope (ATMOS Scope)
Free tuition to an approved FEES education course
FEES Training and Competency
ATMOS Inc. firmly believes that to provide the best possible service to your patients, an SLP should have quality equipment in addition to proper training on how to perform Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing exams. With that in mind, ATMOS has partnered with renowned FEES education programs to provide new customers with free tuition to a basic FEES training course included with the cost of your new FEES system. In addition, with our network of FEES education programs we are happy to refer you to more advanced FEES training courses as needed.
While our equipment is a very important part of performing swallowing diagnostics, a well-educated SLP is the best asset a FEES exam can have!
Why the ATMOS FEES Cart?
The ATMOS FEES Cart has taken the gold standard for SLPs performing FEES, and completely reimagined it with innovative ATMOS technology. It features a state-of-the art distal chip flexible nasopharyngoscope for optimal exam quality paired with revolutionary ergonomics that benefit SLPs both while performing daily exams and throughout the course of their entire career. This FEES solution is turnkey and comprehensive, meaning it comes with everything an SLP could need to perform swallowing studies via FEES from the moment their system arrives and they are trained on how to use it.
So what sets the ATMOS FEES Cart apart?
Ergonomics – German-engineered specifically for SLPs performing FEES exams, the ATMOS Scope features a revolutionary pistol-grip handle designed to reduce day-to-day fatigue from long exam times as well as long-term issues that can arise from holding traditional flexible nasopharyngoscopes.
Convenience – All functions on the ATMOS Scope including two pre-programmed buttons and the lever that controls the articulating distal tip of the scope are all within direct reach of the examiner’s fingers and thumb, regardless of hand size. Start and stop recording with ease as well as adjust position without having to readjust grip.
Room-to-Room Mobility – The medical-grade tower included with this system features four multidirectional swivel wheels that are perfect for transporting it from room to room. This can be done quickly and efficiently, as all components can remain plugged in to the main power strip, during transport. Only the main power cord gets plugged in and it is ready to go!
Reliability – The ATMOS FEES Cart is designed and manufactured in Germany, birthplace of some of the greatest medical technologies in the world. Our German-engineered products are also backed by our US-based service department, consisting of specialty-trained technicians who are ready to troubleshoot and fix any potential issues that may arise.
Image Quality – Our distal-chip ATMOS Scope utilizes a high-resolution CMOS camera chip that captures excellent quality still and video images alike.
Software – High-quality exams are invaluable but having quick and easy access to them is just as important. The ATMOS Capture Suite software does all the heavy lifting in that regard, saving your exams in a comprehensive patient database that’s efficient and easy to use.
The ATMOS FEES Cart is backed by the US-based ATMOS Inc. service team. ATMOS Inc. is dedicated to providing our customers with the highest quality FEES solutions that live a long and useful product lifetime. Our highly-trained service engineers are ready and waiting to support each and every ATMOS Inc. customer, from remote troubleshooting via phone and/or computer, to routine maintenance, to in-person service calls, we stand behind our products and will do everything possible to ensure that any issues that arise are solved quickly and efficiently.
This video features a patient performing multiple swallows over the course of a FEES exam at semisolid consistency as captured by the ATMOS FEES Cart system.
Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing is one of the best and most portable ways to assess patients presenting with dysphagia. Whether a patient is having general difficulty swallowing, coughing with the swallow a bolus, or feel like food is sticking in their throat, FEES is an important tool that provides a clear and concise look as to why this oropharyngeal dysphagia is occurring.
ATMOS Inc. understands the importance of FEES exams and has made the combination of portability and high-quality imagery our mission. In our goal to provide the best possible outcomes for the patient, we strive to equip SLPs with the best tools to perform FEES exams anywhere from a patient’s bedside, to an ENT practice, to a skilled nursing facility, and almost anywhere in between.
What is FEES?
FEES, or Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing, is a procedure used to assess a patient’s ability to swallow, and any potential issues they are having in doing so. Utilizing the ATMOS Scope distal-chip flexible nasopharyngoscope, the ATMOS FEES Cart provides a transverse view of the pharynx. With this flexible endoscope inserted and positioned above the epiglottis, patients are instructed to swallow normally, and then to consume foods and liquids of various consistencies so that the examiner (typically a speech-language pathologist), can view and record the results of these swallows.
These foods, generally enhanced by food color to dye them and make their presence more easily visible, help the SLP asses swallowing function and inform what could be the root of any issues. After the exam is complete, the SLP can further assess function of the pharyngeal, laryngeal, and tracheal anatomy via video playback of the recorded exam, where they can slow down the video, progress frame by frame, and hone in on any suspected concerns.
In addition, the ATMOS Capture Suite allows for all videos and photos to be archived, so SLPs can compare videos of prior exams and assess how a patient’s treatment is progressing (and if their treatment plan is effective or needs to be reevaluated).
All of this allows for SLP to have the optimal tools and information at their fingertips to assess any swallowing impairments, providing the highest level of patient care with every exam.