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  Date: 14/12/2017

APNEAband by Leti detects sleep-apnea and does other health monitoring tasks

Leti has developed a new wristband that measures physical indicators of a range of conditions, including sleep apnea, dehydration and dialysis-treatment response, it is displaying this product at CES 2018.

APNEAband detects sleep-apnea events caused by pauses in breathing or shallow breaths during sleep. The wristband measures heart rate, variation in the time interval between heartbeats, oxygen saturation levels in the blood and stress level which helps physicians to diagnose sleep apnea.

“This small wristband eliminates the need to spend the night in a medical lab hooked up to sensors and equipment that measure these key indicators,” said Alexandre Thermet, Leti healthcare industrial partnership manager in the U.S. “APNEAband brings a safe, easy-to-use, affordable and non-invasive solution to detect sleep apnea at home.”

APNEAband can also be used to detect and track various other health conditions, such as acute mountain sickness, dehydration, dialysis treatment response, chronic pain, epileptic seizures, phobia and panic disorder. The wristband’s cardiac-coherence biofeedback also helps people who want to achieve total relaxation with simple breathing exercises. Possible applications also include detecting work-related stress or hot flashes and stress, while playing video games.

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