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CLEVEMED OBTAINS DESIGN PATENT FOR SLEEP DIAGNOSTIC DEVICE
Cleveland, OH - July 10, 2012
CleveMed, a leader in Home Sleep Testing equipment and services, announced today that they have received a newly issued patent (U.S. Patent No. D663,430 S) from the United States Patent Office for an application covering the design for a sleep diagnostic device which is currently used for SleepView®. SleepView allows patients to be tested for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in the comfort, convenience and privacy of their own home. SleepView is currently the smallest, lightest home sleep testing device that meets the American Academy of Sleep Medicine channel set as described by the Portable Monitoring Task Force in 2007. The design was made to be patient friendly for self-placement and sleeping while wearing the device.
"We kept the patient in the forefront as we developed this design. A home sleep system must be easy and comfortable for the patient to wear," said Sarah Weimer Director of sleep products. "Our goal for the technology is to improve patient access and reduce health care costs for millions of sleep apnea patients who remain undiagnosed and untreated."
OSA is a repeated interruption of normal breathing during sleep due to a collapse of the upper airway. It is estimated to impact as many people as asthma and diabetes; yet, up to 90 percent of the population with the disease is undiagnosed and untreated. OSA does in fact hold serious health and economic consequences. Numerous studies link OSA to major chronic diseases such as stroke, heart failure, diabetes, obesity, hypertension and increased odds of serious car crash injuries. Economic studies have also shown that people with untreated OSA have 200 percent higher healthcare costs than similar people without OSA.
CleveMed is a leader in portable sleep monitoring and web-based technologies.
CleveMed has developed a growing range of products that address the needs of those with sleep disorders, including the Crystal Monitor
PSG series, Sapphire PSG
. CleveMed's wireless sleep products allow sleep studies to be conducted in the patients' homes, which is convenient to patients, speeds diagnosis and treatment for providers, and reduces healthcare costs to payers. For more information, please visit www.CleveMed.com (Follow us on CleveMed Blogs
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