Titus Jayarathna, G. Gargiulo, P. Breen
Apr 15, 2019
2019 IEEE 5th World Forum on Internet of Things (WF-IoT)
Sleep Disordered breathing is an increasingly common condition among the general population. Conventional sleep disordered breathing diagnosis depends on in-lab polysomnography, while at-home sleep test devices are becoming a more widespread. Both systems are cumbersome and typically data is collected offline, typically limiting use to only a few nights recording. We present the design, implementation and preliminary results from a novel "IOT ready" sleep test device named "VitalCore". The device utilizes electroresistive polymer sensors and accelerometer to measure respiratory, cardiac and actigraphy information. The device uses Bluetooth 5 to stream and transfer data and is capable of reliably acquiring high quality sleep data. The device significantly improves the user experience by completely concealing the hardware into a t-shirt while providing five days of battery life, full speed Bluetooth 5 live data streaming/ downloading with local storage capable of more than a year worth of sleep data.