MIASOFT_LaVozLa Voz de Galicia, October, 31th 2012.

Research Center on Information and Communication Technologies (CITIC) supports a doctoral thesis that sheds light on the diagnosis of the sleep apnea.

The doctoral thesis of Dr. D. Diego Alvarez Estevez, coordinated by the associate professor D. Vicente Moret Bonillo and evaluated by international experts in the field, represents an improvement in the diagnosis of sleep apnea and hypopnea, which suffers 2 to 3 million people in Spain.

This thesis addresses the development of an intelligent system that allows the automated diagnosis of the disease while the patient remains in the sleep unit of a hospital. This means savings in time, effort and resources for medical specialists.

According to Dr. D. Diego Alvarez Estevez, author of the thesis , " the analysis by our system achieves an integrated approach interpreting the patient's respiratory activity in the context of sleep neurophysiological activity , the main difference with other diagnostic systems.

The project had the support of MCH Westeinde (The Hage, Netherlands) and CHUAC (A Coruña, Spain) hospitals, the Computational NeuroEngineering Lab (University of Florida) and the consortium of universities and hospitals in the U.S. Sleep Heart Health Study (SHHS). Likewise we must mention the support received by the Xunta de Galicia and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) funding through I+R Project: "09SIN003CT - Monitorización Inteligente de Fases de Sueño".

Source | CITIC (pdf)