Monitoring Of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Using Mobile Phone
This study offers a literature research reference value for bioengineers and practitioner medical doctors. It could
reduce research time and improve medical service efficiency regarding Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) detection systems.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a sleeping disorder characterized by the repetitive reduction of airflow during sleep.
Much of the past and the current apnea research, the vital signals features and parameters of the SA automatic detection are
introduced.The applications for the earlier proposed systems and the related work on real-time and continuous monitoring of
OSA and the analysis is given. The purpose of the application, Sleep Apnea Monitor (SAM), is to allow users to get a sense
of whether or not they are likely to have sleep apnea, before continuing with more expensive and advanced sleep tests. Realtime
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) episode detection and monitoring are important for society in terms of an improvement
in the health of the general population and of a reduction in mortality and healthcare costs. Currently, to diagnose OSA
patients undergo PolySomnoGraphy (PSG), a complicated and invasive test to be performed in a specialized center involving
many sensors and wires. Accordingly, each patient is required to stay in the same position throughout the duration of one
night, thus restricting their movements. This paper proposes an easy, cheap, and portable approach for the monitoring of
patients with OSA.The study concludes with an assessment of the current technologies highlighting their weaknesses and
strengths which can set a roadmap for researchers and clinicians in this rapidly developing field of study.
Keywords— Real time monitoring system, Sleep Apnea, Wearable Sensors, GSM, PSG, Home Care.