NightBalance develops the Sleep Position Trainer, a new and effective device for the treatment of Positional Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (POSAS).
Obstructive Sleep Apnea is a sleeping disorder in which the tongue falls backwards, blocking the airway. In half of the cases, sleep apnea occurs twice as much in supine position (when lying on your back) than in other positions. This is called positional sleep apnea. Preventing supine sleep can reduce the amount of apnea events during the night.
The Sleep Position Trainer actively prevents supine sleep by giving soft vibrations. The patient should react to this vibration by turning to another sleep position and hereby preventing apnea events.
The development of the Sleep Position Trainer started from 2009 within NightBalance. From 2011 I joined the team for the development of a comfortable waistband. Furthermore I’ve been developing the user manuals, product packaging, promotion material such as a stand and leaflets. All projects were executed in a complete design cycle: from sketches until finished produced products.
The Sleep Position Trainer was finally launched in the Netherlands during a multi-centre trial, starting in March 2012. Currently the Sleep Position Trainer is available in 7 European countries.
After the launch in the Netherlands, my main focus have been maintaining and improving the current products and production to adapt the products to the international needs. Furthermore I have been developing new software programs to read out sleep data and other specific research software.
At this moment NightBalance is working hard on new product developments and product improvements, which will launch soon…
” Amsterdam, the Netherlands, may 2018 – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today announced that it has acquired NightBalance, a digital health scale-up company based in the Netherlands, that has developed an innovative, easy to use device to treat positional obstructive sleep apnea and positional snoring.”
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