Digital Health Europe

ApneaBand: a screening solution to detect and measure sleep apnea

Keywords: Detection, Measurement, Sleep Apnea, Wearables
Airfan SAS
Digital solution and service (e.g. application/digital health portal/platform/AI based system/etc.)
Short description
ApneaBand is a medical screening solution to detect and measure sleep apnea, a condition in which breathing is periodically interrupted during sleep. The solution uses a non-intrusive, wearable device that records breathing, which is then analysed with special software. Through this project, the ApneaBand will be clinically validated and investigated for its medical effectiveness, adoption by patients and the possibilities of introducing the solution into healthcare systems. The project will assess how wider use of the band for medical monitoring can improve medical data and facilitate healthier living. Ultimately this work will strengthen the strategy for bringing this product to market. A consortium of industry, hospitals, researchers and stakeholders will demonstrate to medical staff how this wearable technology provides opportunities in addressing sleep apnea. The product will then be tested with extended monitoring applications, to show how ApneaBand provides patients and doctors with better assessment of sleep habits and screening of sleep disorders.
The practice/case/tool is “on the market” and integrated in routine use. There is proven market impact in terms of job creation/spin-off creation or other company growth
Geographical scope
French, Spanish
Submitted in other database or repository of digital health resources that is publicly available, DHE catalogue

Additional information

to patients / citizens
Sensors/wearable devices
Primary target patient group (age)
May be used across all patient ages
Addressed prevention area(s)
Health screenings
Use case and care pathway positioning
Early detection and early diagnosis, precision diagnosis