08308661 is referenced by 5 patents and cites 164 patents.

A device, such as an implantable medical device (IMD), programming device, or other computing device determines when a patient is attempting to sleep. When the device determines that the patient is attempting to sleep, the device determines values for one or more metrics that indicate the quality of a patient's sleep based on at least one physiological parameter of the patient. When the device determines that the patient is not attempting to sleep, the device periodically determines activity levels of the patient. Activity metric values may be determined based on the determined activity levels. A clinician may use sleep quality information and patient activity information presented by a programming device to, for example, evaluate the effectiveness of therapy delivered to the patient by a medical device.

Title
Collecting activity and sleep quality information via a medical device
Application Number
11/691425
Publication Number
8308661 (B2)
Application Date
March 26, 2007
Publication Date
November 13, 2012
Inventor
Nina M Graves
Minnetonka
MN, US
Steve R LaPorte
San Antonio
TX, US
Jonathan C Werder
Corcoran
MN, US
Kenneth T Heruth
Edina
MN, US
Keith A Miesel
St. Paul
MN, US
Agent
Shumaker & Sieffert P A
Assignee
Medtronic
MN, US
IPC
A61B 5/04
A61B 5/117
A61B 5/103
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