A 3-gram Sensor To Detect Sleep Apnoea
Laurent Martinot, co-founder, explains how Sunrise was founded to reduce the challenges associated with diagnosing sleep apnoea. Inspired by their father, a physician with a special interest in sleep medicine, Laurent and his brother Pierre leveraged AI and other technologies to create a simple at-home test that generates a detailed clinical report without the need for expensive and onerous overnight observation.
Up to 1 billion people worldwide are affected worldwide.
80% of sufferers go undiagnosed.
AI and other tools were ripe for application.
Barriers that make patients resistant to sleep apnoea testing in a clinical setting:
Fear of the hospital environment and overnight stay.
Discomfort with all the sensors and equipment.
How the Sunrise works:
Patient completes a basic sleep questionnaire.
Sensor is placed on the chin.
Push start and let the sensor run for the night.
The next morning a report is generated and available for diagnosis.
How the sensor and AI combine to analyse sleep:
Based on micro mandibular (jaw) movements.
The number of micro-awakenings and breathing effort.
The stages of sleep and the exact sleeping time are logged.
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