Monday, February 24, 2014
S.A. is developing a software platform that could enable sleep
monitoring in clinical trials in a more natural environment, for a much longer
period and at a fraction of the cost of laboratory polysomnography.
Laboratory polysomnography is
the gold standard for monitoring sleep in clinical trials. The technique
monitors brain activity via electroencephalography, eye movement via electrooculography
and neuromuscular activity via electromyography to determine sleep
architecture. Sleep architecture describes the pattern of different stages of
non-rapid eye movement and rapid eye movement sleep in a session of sleep.