Non-contact Instrumentation for the Home Monitoring of Upper Airway Obstructions in Sleep (2007–2009)

Abstract:
Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) is a disease caused by the collapse of the upper air passage during sleep. It a widespread disease with snoring as the earliest universal symptom. OSA is widespread in society but over 90% patients remain undiagnosed at present. Standard test (PSG) requires a full night hospital stay connected to over 15 sensors requiring physical contact. We aim to develop enabling new technology to mass screen OSA, based on snore recordings. Outcomes of the project are processing algorithms and implementations based on no contact, low cost measurements, which with potential to revolutionize the management of OSA
Grant type:
ARC Discovery Projects
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Funded by:
Australian Research Council