Product category: Devices for polysomnography, Apparatus for sleep apnoea diagnosis and therapy
Patented Magnetic-based distance sensor.
ORIGINALLY, motivation for the development of a sensor measuring distance on the human body comes from direct observation of patients experiencing sleep-disordered breathing (SDB). It was noticed that movements of the mandible were concomitant with breathing efforts. Therefore, measuring and analysing jaw movements during sleep could constitute a powerful solution to overcome the limitations of commonly used methods of measuring respiratory efforts. To this end, a simple, non-invasive magnetic-based motion sensor was developed.
After the sensor demonstrated its usefulness in the diagnosis of SDB, other clinical applications emerged: the sensor could also be useful for patient monitoring and in applied physiology.