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Popularization of sleep apnea diagnosis and new developments in wearables sensors and clinical indicators

Grant number: 19/10221-0
Support type:Research Grants - Innovative Research in Small Business - PIPE
Duration: March 01, 2020 - February 28, 2021
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Medicine - Medical Clinics
Cooperation agreement: FINEP - PIPE/PAPPE Grant
Principal researcher:Tácito Mistrorigo de Almeida
Grantee:Tácito Mistrorigo de Almeida
Company:Biologix Sistemas Ltda
City: São Paulo
Assoc. researchers: Andrea Fonseca da Cruz ; Geraldo Lorenzi Filho

Abstract

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a disease characterized by partial or complete recurrent obstruction of the upper airways during sleep, leading to intermittent hypoxia, fragmented sleep, and often causes symptoms and consequences for health, including not only fragmented sleep excessive daytime drowsiness, decreased attention and quality of life, but also increased cardiovascular risk. OSA is an extremely common disease in the general population. In Brazil, 40 million people have some degree of OSA and, in the world, more than 1 billion. Most of them (85% in the USA and 95% in Brazil) remain undiagnosed.Created in 2015 Biologix is a technology-based company dedicated to the development of solutions in the health segment for the diagnosis and monitoring of sleep apnea at home. Formed by entrepreneurs and researchers in the fields of engineering, life sciences and computer sciences, the company is dedicated to the development and introduction in the market of solutions related to Healthtech and IoT from the use of wearable sensors, application for mobile devices and cloud computing. The collection, storage and monitoring of vital patient signs by wearable devices is a trend in the healthcare sector. These solutions enable hospitals to reduce costs; doctors to have more accurate and continuous information; and for patients, convenience to make exams and treatments. (AU)

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