sleep apnea

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By Tammy Lovell 04:28 am April 29, 2020
French digital health firm Withings has unveiled its latest sleep-tracking device - a mat which can be used to detect sleep apnea. When placed underneath a mattress, Sleep Analyzer uses its advanced sensors to analyse sleep and snoring episodes.   It utilises a pneumatic sensor to measure respiratory rate, body movement and continuous heart rate in order to track users’ sleep cycles (deep, light...
By Laura Lovett 07:31 am January 6, 2020
French digital health company Withings has unveiled its latest smartwatch dubbed ScanWatch, which will include an ECG and Sp02 sensor.  The watch comes with a PPG sensor, which will continuously monitor the user's heart rate and alert users if there is an irregularity. If any issues are detected, the watch will prompt the user to take an ECG reading. Watch wearers can read the ECG on the screen...
By Laura Lovett 03:56 pm September 17, 2019
Royal Philips’ new sleep apnea product is ditching the traditional CPAP mask. Dubbed NightBalance, the system instead relies on a soft wearable device that is worn across the user’s chest when they go to sleep.  The device gives off a vibration alerting the user when they should change sleep positions. The tool is wireless and connected to a companion app, which monitors use. It also give both...
By Jonah Comstock 03:51 pm June 10, 2019
Caesarea, Israel-based Itamar Medical received FDA 510(k) clearance last week for a new disposable home sleep apnea test (HSAT) called WatchPAT One. The device is smartphone-connected; patients pair the wearable to their phone before sleeping with the device, which straps around the wrist but also includes a sensor that goes over the tip of the finger and another that affixes to the chest, both...
By Dave Muoio 02:55 pm March 13, 2019
French consumer health device maker Withings has updated its sleep sensor mat with new capabilities that track breathing disturbances throughout a night’s sleep and could eventually warn users of sleep apnea. Available through a free update, the feature builds on the Withings Sleep’s primary function of monitoring sleep cycles, heart rate and snoring, and then displaying scores and suggestions to...
By Jonah Comstock 03:30 pm October 18, 2018
Mountain View, California-based Beddr has launched Sleep Tuner, its first health wearable. The device is an FDA-registered sleep sensor, worn on the forehead, which measures blood oxygenation, heart rate, and sleep position, as well as stopped breathing events. “The device affixes to the forehead with a medical-grade adhesive, and the adhesive is changed each test night so it’s easy to apply and...
By Laura Lovett 03:45 pm July 11, 2018
Alphabet subsidiary Verily is teaming up with well-known sleep company ResMed to form a new venture that will focus on developing sleep apnea treatments and connected health products.  The latest venture will look at the health and financial impacts of sleep apnea. The companies plan on developing new software that will have advanced analytics and machine learning capabilities, Dr. Carlos Nunez,...
By Laura Lovett 02:04 pm June 27, 2018
On Monday, the FDA granted connected health company Fresca Medical a de novo authorization to market its Curve device, a positive airway pressure delivery system that treats obstructive sleep apnea.  "Fresca Medical is committed to developing disruptive and effective technologies for sleep apnea sufferers who cannot tolerate the currently available therapies," John Cox, president and CEO of...
By Laura Lovett 04:04 pm May 7, 2018
Sleep management company Itamar Medical has just launched SleePath, a digital sleep apnea management tool that helps cardiologists monitor patients with atrial fibrillation. The platform allows doctors to check their patients’ sleep apnea management status and compliance with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) devices.  “Itamar Medical is committed to innovating technologies that allow...
By Laura Lovett 03:47 pm April 12, 2018
Brisbane, Australia-based ResApp Health, a digital health company that specializes in diagnosing respiratory diseases, is now conducting clinical proof-of-concept studies for its latest technology that uses a smartphone to detects sleep apnea by sound. Preliminary results from a clinical trial released by ResApp found that the technology achieved an 86 percent sensitivity and 83 percent...