Infineon Collaborates on High-Precision Sleep Monitoring
Infineon Technologies AG and Sleepiz AG, a Swiss digital health company, have entered into a collaboration to provide a solution for sleep monitoring at home.
Based on Infineon XENSIV™ 60 GHz radar technology and Sleepiz-proven algorithms, the solution is directed at customers that address the broader consumer market. The system can be integrated into any connected smart home device ranging from smart speakers to bed lamps.
“Infineon’s XENSIV™ radar sensors offer a great opportunity for healthcare applications as they allow to accurately measure vital signs such as heartbeat and breathing rate without touching the body or intruding on privacy”, said Philipp von Schierstaedt, Senior Vice President and General Manager Radio Frequency & Sensors at Infineon. “Together with Sleepiz, Infineon has developed an innovative sleep monitoring solution to be integrated into smart home and healthcare devices that is exceptionally precise. We are keen to help improve the sleep and life quality of people”.
Understanding data can help millions of patients and doctors detect sleep disorders like apnea to improve sleep quality. Thanks to Infineon’s XENSIV™ 60 GHz radar technology, relevant vital sign data is collected contactless and anonymously without identifying the person.
Due to the high sensitivity, the technology can detect this data and sense sub-millimetre movements of the person closest to the device through various materials, such as blankets. Data is analysed with the help of machine learning (ML) algorithms from Sleepiz and stored anonymously in a cloud for the user to access.
Sleepiz has conducted clinical studies with leading clinics, like Charité Berlin and Ruhrlandklink Essen and other sleep researchers, proving the accuracy of their algorithms. As a medical device manufacturer Sleepiz is already selling medical sleep monitoring devices with Infineon’s radar technology to doctors in Switzerland and Germany. Now the two companies would like to jointly “revolutionize the consumer market” and integrate their solution into smart speakers and other smart home devices.
“With Infineon’s decades of radar experience and our expertise in analyzing respiratory and sleep-related diseases and disorders, we make sleep monitoring easy-to-use while delivering accurate data. Together, we bring sleep lab technology to consumers, allowing them to observe their sleep and health in the comfort of their own homes”, added Dr Soumya Sunder Dash, CEO and Co-founder of Sleepiz. “Jointly, we open a new market of high-precision sleep monitoring solutions at home and our software helps to make medical-grade insights accessible to everyone”.
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