Undiagnosed and untreated sleep apnea can have serious health consequences such as increased risk of heart disease, stroke and obesity. Conventional sleep apnea testing involves invasive, cumbersome equipment and an overnight stay at a hospital or sleep clinic. However, a new sleep apnea test device developed by Belgian start-up Sunrise may soon change that. Listen to this episode to find out about a new lightweight, wireless, AI-powered sleep apnea testing device that can be administered in the comfort of your own home.
In this episode, Ayesha also looks at another new innovative medical device designed to facilitate rehabilitation in stroke patients with upper limb motor deficits. Neurolutions’ IpsiHand System is a brain-computer interface (BCI)-based system that consists of a robotic hand brace, a headset with EEG electrodes and a tablet computer that translates brain activity into physical movement. The team discusses the promise and power of BCI applications for the treatment of neurological conditions, including the hype around Elon Musk’s latest brainchild (no pun intended!) Neuralink and its brain chip technology.
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