When Neal Patwari and his team of researchers developed a wireless network capable of seeing through wallswe assumed they were simply looking to cultivate their Alastor Moody-like superpowers. Turns out, they had far more important things on their minds. Patwari and his colleagues at the University of Utah have now penned a new study in which they demonstrate how their motion detecting technology could be used to monitor breathing patterns, as well, potentially enabling doctors to keep closer track of patients with sleep apnea or babies susceptible to sudden infant death syndrome SIDS.
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SIDS stands for sudden infant death syndrome. It is the sudden, unexplained death of an infant under one year old. SIDS is rare, but parents worry a lot about it.
We welcome any sort of technological development that makes it possible to easily monitor patients in their homes instead of in a laboratory or hospital setting. For some people who need to be monitored for medical conditions like epilepsy or sleep apnea, a trip to the lab can be time consuming and uncomfortable. As we recently saw with the Nokia N app that allows for EEG scans to be performed in the comfort of your home, it seems the latest trend is to make devices that can monitor patients at home at a relatively low cost.
This autodialler can be linked to any Alert-iT sensor, such as a door sensor or fall badge. Once an alert has been triggered, the autodialler will dial up to 8 telephone number in turn, delivering a voice message to alert a carer that a response is required. Automatic lighting is ideal in homes where light switches are in awkward places or as a cost-saving measure in locations where lights are routinely left on.
This article is from the archive of our partner. Wearable fitness technology has made great strides recently, with both Apple and Samsung creating entire portals for keeping track of your health. There are tons of wearable options on the market, but this is the first that is specifically concerned with your breathing and how it affects your state of mind.
Did you know that during your sleep, Oura tracks your nocturnal respiratory rate — the number of breaths you take each minute? This simple metric is one of our vital signs, but it can be easily overlooked. After all, how often do you think about breathing?
Portable monitoring PM refers to the diagnostic evaluation of obstructive sleep Apnoea-hypopnea OSAH outside of a conventional sleep laboratory. It has evolved as an alternative to polysomnography PSG because it is convenient, relatively accurate, and less costly. Polysomnography is a multi-parametric test used in the study of sleep and as a diagnostic tool in sleep medicine.