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Evaluation of use of wearable sensor garment in home screening for sleep apnea events

Ben Azouz, Aymen and Diamond, Dermot and Coyle, Shirley (2015) Evaluation of use of wearable sensor garment in home screening for sleep apnea events. In: Sensors in Medicine 2015, 24-26 Mar 2015, Royal Geographic Society, London, UK.

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Abstract

Sleep apnea is a common condition that seriously degrades sleep quality. Related researches have shown that patients suffering from sleep apnea have higher risks of accidents both at home and at work [1]. In addition, sleep apnea has been associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular related deaths and metabolic conditions, including hypertension, stroke, congestive heart failure, and sudden death [2]. Sleep apnea is estimated to affect 2-4% of middle-aged adults [3]. Up to 80% of these cases are undiagnosed and untreated by the healthcare system [4]. Sleep apnea disease presents also an economical burden on healthcare systems. In this work, the results of clinical trials of evaluating the possibility of using a wearable sensor garment for in-home screening of obstructive sleep apnea and hypoapnea (OSAS) are presented. The garment incorporates ECG, respiration and position signals. The performances of the sensors of the garment were compared to the signal collected during a routine overnight polysomnograph (PSG) in a sleep clinic. The results showed comparable performance of the garment and PSG thus demonstrating the possibility of using the wearable sensor garment as part of an in-home screening system for sleep apnea events.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Event Type:Conference
Refereed:Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords:Sensors; Medical diagnostic
Subjects:Engineering > Systems engineering
Engineering > Signal processing
Physical Sciences > Detectors
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science and Health > School of Chemical Sciences
Research Initiatives and Centres > INSIGHT Centre for Data Analytics
Research Initiatives and Centres > National Centre for Sensor Research (NCSR)
Official URL:http://www.slideshare.net/Captum/sensors-in-medicine-2015-postconference-summary
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
Funders:Science Foundation Ireland (TIDA Grant number 12/TIDA/B2310)
ID Code:20579
Deposited On:26 May 2015 11:29 by Aymen Benazouz. Last Modified 26 May 2015 11:29

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