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In a technique for collecting and analyzing physiological signals to detect sleep apnea, a small light-weight physiological monitoring system, affixed to a patient's forehead, detects and records the pulse, oximetry, snoring sounds, and head position of a patient to detect a respiratory event, such as sleep apnea. The physiological monitoring system may contain several sensors including a pulse oximeter to detect oximetry and pulse rate, a microphone to detect snoring sounds, and a position sensor to detect head position. The physiological monitoring system also can contain a memory to store or record the signals monitored by the mentioned sensors and a power source. The physiological monitoring system may be held in place by a single elastic strap, thereby enabling a patient to use the system without the assistance of trained technicians.

Title
Sleep apnea risk evaluation
Application Number
10/925723
Publication Number
7297119 (B2)
Application Date
August 25, 2004
Publication Date
November 20, 2007
Inventor
Yury Furman
Los Angeles
CA, US
Chris Berka
Carlsbad
CA, US
Milenko Cvetinovic
Vista
CA, US
Daniel J Levendowski
Carlsbad
CA, US
Philip R Westbrook
Newport Beach
CA, US
Agent
Fulwider Patton
Assignee
Ares Medical
CA, US
IPC
A61B 5/08
A61B 5/00
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