DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF POSITIONAL SLEEP APNEA

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 3361
Amount: $193,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1988
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Sleep Technologies
5642 N. Bernard, Chicago, IL, 60659
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Stephen R. Lloyd
 Principal Investigator
 (312) 478-8161
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THIS STUDY IS CONCERNED WITH THE ROLE OF SLEEP POSTURE 1.ESTABLISHING THE IMPORTANCE OF POSTURE MONITORING TO RELIABLE DIAGNOSIS AND 2.DEMONSTRATING THE UTILITY OF POSTURE CORRECTION IN THE TREATMENT OF OSAS. PATIENTS WILL BE MONITORED FOR RESPIRATION AND SLEEP POSTURE IN A SLEEP LABORATORY USING STANDARD TECHNIQUES, AND IN THEIR HOMES USING PORTABLE EQUIPMENT. PATIENTS WITH A POSITIONAL EFFECT IN THEIR OSAS WILL WEAR A MONITOR/ALARM DEVICE TO PREVENT BACK SLEEPING WHILE IN PHASE I, SOFTWARE AND HARDWARE METHODOLOGY WILL BE DEVELOPED FOR HOME MONITORING OF RESPIRATION AND SLEEP POSTURE. DATA WILL BE COLLECTED FOR EVENTUAL IN PHASE II, RESEARCH WILL BE PERFORMED AT ADDITIONAL SITES, UTILIZING THE METHODOLOGIES AND EXPERIENCE OBTAINED DURING PHASE I, IN ORDER TO PROVIDE SUFFICIENT DATA TO ENSURE FDA APPROVAL. IT IS HOPED THAT POSTURE MONITORING AND SLEEP CORRECTION WILL BECOME STANDARD PROCEDURES IN THE DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF SLEEP APNEA, THUS REMOVING A CURRENT SOURCE OF DIAGNOSTIC ERROR AND OBVIATING THE APPLICATION OF POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS TREATMENT WHERE NOT NECESSARY.

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