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An adherent device is configured to adhere to the skin of the patient with an adherent patch, for example breathable tape, coupled to at least four electrodes. The device comprises impedance circuitry coupled to the at least four electrodes and configured to measure respiration of the patient to detect sleep apnea and/or hypopnea. The impedance circuitry may be used to measure hydration of the patient. An accelerometer can be mechanically coupled to the adherent patch such that the accelerometer can be coupled to and move with the skin of the patient. Electrocardiogram circuitry to generate an electrocardiogram signal may be coupled to at least two of the at least four electrodes to detect the sleep apnea and/or hypopnea.

Title
Adherent device for sleep disordered breathing
Application Number
12/209292
Publication Number
8249686 (B2)
Application Date
September 12, 2008
Publication Date
August 21, 2012
Inventor
Mark J Bly
Falcon Heights
MN, US
Yatheendhar D Manicka
Woodbury
MN, US
Imad Libbus
Saint Paul
MN, US
Agent
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton
Assignee
Corventis
CA, US
IPC
A61B 5/04
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