Tooth-mic Devices for Monitoring the Efficacy of Home-based CPAP Technology (2009)
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a disease caused by the collapse of the upper air passage during sleep. The standard treatment for OSA is home-based Continuous Positive Airway pressure (CPAP) therapy. However, no effective technique exists to measure the efficacy of the treatment in home-use. In this project we provide low-cost technology to solve this problem, using a miniaturized tooth-mounted sound acquisition system as the major part of the sensing scheme. The project targets are low-cost electronics and processing algorithms making home-based CPAP efficacy assessment a possibility. These outcomes have the potential to revolutionize the diagnosis and treatment of Sleep Apnea.