TITLE: “Effect of life habit intervention on the improvement of apnea symptoms and quality of life in patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome”.
The main objective of this research project (carried out in collaboration with the Virgen de las Nieves University Hospital) is the design, implementation and evaluation of a multidisciplinary intervention to reduce the symptoms and improve the quality of life of patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSAS), addressing the most common risk factors for this disorder: obesity and unhealthy lifestyle habits. In this way, this intervention will be aimed at adult patients diagnosed with OSAS, will be supervised by professionals from different areas (psychology, nutrition, physical activity and sport), and will be composed of five main modules: hypocaloric diet, supervised physical exercise practice, gradual reduction and cessation of alcohol and tobacco consumption, and sleep hygiene.
TÍTULO: “SENSOBED: evaluación y validez de un sensor para la evaluación objetiva del sueño”TITLE: “SENSOBED: evaluation and validity of a sensor for objective sleep evaluation”
Funding entity: Grupo LoMonaco.
In July 2017, the University of Granada and the company Grupo Lo Mónaco, S.L. signed a one-year agreement with the aim of designing and testing the reliability of various non-invasive sensors that analyze the quality and quantity of sleep by means of balistocardiographic signals and that are located on the mattress of the sleeper. They determined the use of flexible piezo-capacitive sheets placed in the mattress or topper as the best option since they are imperceptible for the sleeper, sensitive and promising in the quality of the balistocardiographic signal. In November 2018, a new agreement was signed in order to improve the reliability of the “SensoBed” balistocardiographic sensor of choice by carrying out tests and redesigns, optimising false positives and negatives, integrating the circuitry in the mattress and translating the results into the sleeper’s mobile phone and being able to offer personalised recommendations. The group is conducting sleep evaluations to estimate and improve the reliability of the sensor to develop “SensoBed”.