Although relatively unknown to the media, sleep disorders (mainly apnea) have an enormous impact in the quality of life of a wide range of population, as well as important economic costs. In order to determine the nature and degree of the disorder, the patient is asked to expend one night in a health center where a number of signals are recorded during sleep. The costs derived from hospitalization, and the trustworthiness of the recordings (having the patient in an strange environment) suggest that polysomnography should be done in the patient’s home.
Current technology allows the implementation of an ambulatory polysomnograph. PSG is the resulting solution proposed by MIC. This project mainly deals with technological integration: sampling devices, wireless communications, and ergonomics will determine the final product.
This project is currently under development and is mainly funded by CITIC’s COSMOS-TIC research program.