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Mini sleep lab is top medical innovation
Posted By ISRAEL21c Staff On December 16, 2009 @ 11:39 am In | No Comments
The results are usually more accurate when people are monitored in their own beds. The patented, self-contained device, called Watch-PAT 200, poses no risk to the patient.
The device measures signals that indicate changes in the autonomous nervous system caused by respiratory disturbances during sleep. The signals are stored in a removable memory card to be downloaded in the doctor’s office for analysis. The device records respiratory signals, pulse, oxygen saturation and rest/activity cycles.
Sleep experts suspect that sleep disorders are at the root of many work- and automobile-related accidents, sexual dysfunction and depression.
Earlier this year, ISRAEL21c ran a story about another device from Itamar Medical that measures the health of your heart with a fingertip test. That device has received a seal of approval from the Mayo Clinic.
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