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Telenor and SRETT fight sleep apnea with remote monitoring

Iain Morris
July 2, 2014
 
Mobile operator Telenor Connexion has joined forces with French eHealth provider SRETT to provide a connected service for remote monitoring of patients affected by sleep apnea.

The condition affects between 2% and 5% of Europe’s population and is characterized by pauses in breathing during sleep, leading to drowsiness during the day and the risk of more serious medical conditions.

One way of treating sleep apnea is to use a so-called continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) device, which keeps a patient’s airway open during sleep by means of a flow of pressurized air into the throat.

SRETT (Boulogne-Billancourt, France) has developed a remote monitoring service that collects and analyzes data from the CPAP remotely and in real time, and can be used with all types of CPAP devices.

The T4P – as it is called – allows healthcare professionals to provide more proactive care to patients in their homes, reducing the need for hospital visits and burdens on both the patient and the healthcare system.

The personalized monitoring service also increases the level of safety for users.

Telenor (Stockholm, Sweden) says it is providing the communications solution used with the T4P, providing a GPRS network connection that transmits data gathered by the medical device to a central server, where it can be stored and processed.

The T4P has been designed to collect indicators such as daily duration of therapy, mask leak rate, residual apnea and therapy pressure and will automatically upload patient data to healthcare professionals.

“Following the successful launch of the T4P in France, we are now looking to expand our market abroad,” said Loic Bosvieux, the marketing and sales director at SRETT. “We have chosen Telenor Connexion as it is one of the most advanced connected solutions provider with its multi-operator solution.”

“Thanks to its highly qualified technical support and a sophisticated web portal it is much easier to manage the solution,” he added..
Telenor said it hoped to support SRETT on its “journey to international success”.
 
 
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