Clinically validated technology
BiancaMed has validated its technologies in trials. Our findings show:
- The correlation of SleepMinder respiration rate to gold-standard measurements is 97.8%
- SleepMinder can identify sleep/wake epochs with an 81.2% accuracy in normal adult subjects (comparable with existing motion-based methods)
- SleepMinder can distinguish patients with clinically significant SDB from normal subjects with an accuracy of 94% (using an AHI of 15 as cut-off). This is as good as, or better, than many multi- channel screening devices.
Specifically relating to Sleep Apnea at the University of Essen, we validated the sensor’s ability to detect Sleep Apnea events:
In addition, BiancaMed tested its product against wrist mounted actimetry and found that the results of this study indicate that the non-contact sensor may be a highly convenient alternative to wrist-actimetry as a diagnosis and screening tool for sleep studies.** Furthermore, as the non- contact sensor measures breathing modulations, it can additionally be used to screen for respiratory disturbances in sleep caused by sleep apnea and COPD.
** The recordings were made in the unconstrained home environment under the supervision of Dr Monica Gonzalez of the Sleep Disorders Unit, Hospital Universitario Marques de Valdecilla, Santander Spain