Advancing Sleep Diagnostics with Artificial Intelligence (AI), Easier Hook Up and Increased Accessibility

08.03.2019

Nox Medical is proud to announce the successful completion of the Horizon 2020 project funded by EU’s Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. The project aimed to improve the diagnostic power of sleep studies while reducing costs and increase accessibility. Over the two years project period, the grant contributed to the development of a quicker and simpler hook up where patient place electrodes on themselves, the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in sleep research, and a more flexible business model in sleep testing.

The project’s results indicate more user-friendly equipment, thereby saving the health care provider’s time, and a business model that would permit smaller providers to access such technology. The resulting products will allow more sleep studies being performed in the home environment, instead of being performed inside a hospital. This will allow better patient stratification, reduction of cost, and make sleep diagnosis available to a much larger population. The European Commission has published the project’s Result in Brief and interview with Halla Helgadóttir, Clinical Research Manager at Nox Medical.

“Our new setup is designed to be attached by the patent themselves, using a new placement of electrodes.” A follow-up, usability study revealed patients seem to have no problem with the system“ “It didn’t show a higher failure rate than when a patient is hooked up in the conventional way by a professional”

Halla explains in the interview. When asked about using artificial intelligence (AI) in sleep research, she explains that Nox Research already uses AI to score sleep stages in software and are working on more algorithms.

Read the full interview and Results in Brief 

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Topic: Company Updates

Diljá Valsdóttir
Project Manager in Marketing at Nox Medical