Everything starts with Alice
As you can see, Alice is not feeling too well. Although she gets eight hours of sleep every night, she is feeling terribly tired. This is because she suffers from sleep apnea.
But Alice is not alone, globally more than 1 billion people suffer sleep apnea, which makes the disease a global epidemic (1). Although sleep apnea is treatable, 80% of the people suffering remain undiagnosed. (2) Sometimes, waiting lists can exceed eight months. In order to change that the world needs new methods to diagnose sleep disorders.
This is why we have a dream that with our solution Alice does no longer have to sleep in the hospital and with the discomfort of attaching cables to her body. In the future, our device simply sits on her bedside table, using radar technology to identify sleep disorders. In order to do so, we make use of the advancement of different technologies and completely change the way sleep disorders are diagnosed. Alice can then enjoy the comfort of her own bed while she receives a medical diagnosis and sleeps happily ever after.
(1) Benjafield A. et al. 2018
(2) Flemons WW. et al 2004
Millimeter Wave Technology
The advancement of Millimeter Wave Technology allows capturing the raw signal with a very high accuracy.
Sensor Fusion allows us to make the product more robust and provide more contextual data to the physician than ever before.
In order to provide a time-efficient solution we use Artificial Intelligence to interpret sleep patterns.
Why we aim to make diagnosis easy, comfortable and accessible
Untreated sleep apnea patients suffer from a multitude of diurnal and nocturnal symptoms, such as loud snoring, sleepiness, irritability, headaches, insomnia, and difficulties to concentrate (3).
These alone lead to productivity loss and significantly increase the risk of provoking car accidents (4,5).
Moreover, unmanaged disease put patients in danger of developing hypertension, obesity, heart disease, depression, and stroke (6–10). This affects not only the health and wellbeing, but also creates a huge economic burden for the employers and the healthcare system (11).
Reducing the waiting lists and improving the access to diagnosis could not only save a lot of public and private funds, but also save many lives. This is one more reason that motivates us continuously, to help more people like Alice.