Ben-Gurion University of the Negev researchers have developed a non-contact breathing sound analysis algorithm designed to provide a reliable estimation of whole-night sleep evaluation for detection of sleep quality, according to Jewish Business News.

“The results showed that sleep/wake activity and sleep quality parameters can be reliably estimated solely using breathing sound analysis,” says Prof. Ariel Tarasiuk of BGU’s Department of Physiology and head of the Sleep-Wake Disorders Unit, at Soroka University Medical Center. “This study highlights the potential of this innovative approach to measure sleep in research and clinical circumstances. Clearly, the transition of this technology to at-home sleep evaluation depends on third party reimbursements for the use of home study equipment.”

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