Evolving technologies in sleep medicine – Finding the dream
Recently an interesting article was published by Johan Verbraeken in Breathe, the clinical educational publication from the European Respiratory Society
Nocturnal polysomnography (PSG) is the most important laboratory technique in the management of sleep–wake disturbances and is considered the “gold standard”. New sensor technologies are entering the field of sleep medicine, and rapid development in telecommunications and mobile technology has accelerated the introduction of telemedicine as a viable and reliable option. The present broad review article is an amalgam of the current knowledge with proposed new sensors and remote control.
The full article is accessible on line.
Prof Dr. Johan Verbraecken is the medical coordinator at the Multidisciplinary Sleep Wake Disorders Center Antwerp University Hospital (UZA), and an expert in respiratory sleep medicine for over 20 years.