Inspirate Medical will offer a customized mask for sleep apnea patients. It is undergoing clinical trials and the founders hope to start selling it by the end of the year, reports The Straits Times.

Mr Suriady The general consensus is that the first CPAP mask you buy will not fit you. Patients end up buying multiple masks until they find one that fits. Mass-produced CPAP masks on the market now are mostly designed for Caucasian facial contours, which might not suit many Asians.

Q How does your product help?

Mr Wanto We’ve designed an algorithm that can scan people’s faces.

Based on this scan we create a mask that perfectly suits each person’s face, so patients will not need to buy four or five different masks any more. We guarantee this one will fit.