Sleep Diagnostic Device With Wireless Internet Interface

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: 2R44HL067733-02
Agency Tracking Number: HL067733
Amount: $747,528.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2003
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 (612) 452-0478
Business Contact
Phone: (763) 463-4814
Research Institution
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Advanced Medical Electronics (AME) proposes to develop a wearable sleep diagnostic device for use outside of a traditional sleep laboratory that uses new cellular smart phone technology to send sensor signals over the Internet to a monitoring facility. This will allow frequent automatic or manual signal quality checks during the study. The proposed device will improve the success rate of at-home sleep studies. Concerns over the need to repeat home sleep tests because sensors such as effort belts, finger pulse oximeters, and nasal canulas can become dislodged, have limited the acceptance of home sleep studies. In the proposed system, if a sensor problem is discovered, a technician can be alerted to make a decision if the patient should be contacted at home to correct the sensor placement, or if enough data has been collected to allow a scoreable test. Increased reliability of at-home sleep disorder testing will significantly lower the overall costs of performing such tests and ultimately expand access to sleep disorder testing. A human test sleep program will be conducted to compare the new sleep apnea screener against a gold standard.

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