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“The doctor is in (your phone)” – UW’s ApneaApp featured in Scientific American

ApneaApp sonar graphicThe August issue of Scientific American profiles several new smartphone apps that help diagnose and manage disease. Among those featured in the article is ApneaApp, which was developed by UW CSE professor Shyam Gollakota, UW CSE Ph.D. student Rajalakshmi Nandakumar and Dr. Nathaniel Watson of the UW Medicine Sleep Center to enable wireless diagnosis of sleep apnea.

The article noted, “An initial laboratory trial has shown ApneaApp to be just as effective as hooking up patients to tracking instruments in a sleep clinic.” The next step will be to test the app in patients’ homes.

Read the full article in Scientific American here. Read UW’s news release and view a video demonstration of ApneaApp here and read past CSE blog coverage of the app here.

July 20, 2015