Philips Respironics just unveiled the Alice NightOne, an at home sleep testing (HST) device. Fully compatible with the Philips Somnolyzer scoring solution, sleep technicians can read the results from the Alice NightOne HST and determine a sleep study score in 50% to 85% less time and with great accuracy, according to a Phlips’ internal study.
“Conventional laboratory-based sleep testing or polysomnography can pose challenges for sleep clinicians and patients, including limited availability and cost,” say Teofilo Lee-Chiong, MD, chief medical liaison of Philips, in a release. “This latest, intuitive testing option allows reliable and accurate diagnosis of sleep disordered breathing that is more accessible and efficient. More importantly, it gives patients the option of having a sleep test in the comfort of their own home, which may improve overall patient experience and drive better outcomes.”
With minimal sensors and intuitive icons, Alice NightOne is easy for patients to set up themselves and limits discomfort while they sleep, Philips states. It includes Smart Guide technology that provides step-by-step instructions and feedback to ensure all functions are working properly, reducing the chance of patient error. The device indicates if additional testing may be required before the patient returns the equipment, further streamlining logistics. Alice NightOne also provides the data necessary to differentiate between obstructive, central, and positional sleep apnea.