Digital Health Technology for Sleep Apnea Diagnosis
Findings on the tatch sleep patch
At least 25 million Americans have sleep apnea, and 80% are undiagnosed
Sleep tests are crucial to diagnose disorders and are difficult to conduct
An opportunity exists for an easier and less invasive at-home test that can potentially decrease the rate of patients with undiagnosed sleep apnea
Tatch is a wireless adhesive patch for the detection of sleep disorders.
Tatch is a flexible, thin, and wireless adhesive patch that is designed to detect sleep disorders in patients. It is smaller and less invasive compared to currently available sleep tests.
It measures respiratory effect, body position, flow, movement, oxygen level, snoring, heart rate, and uses plethysmograph to measure blood flow fluctuation and pulse oximetry.
Data is transmitted via Bluetooth throughout the night to a mobile app. Data from the patch is transmitted via Bluetooth throughout the night to a companion mobile application, which stores the data for clinicians.