MIT scientists created an AI device to help fight sleep disorders

Aug 17, 2017

MIT scientists created an AI device to help fight sleep disorders

Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Massachusetts General Hospital have developed a device based on the AI ​​algorithm, which will help to accurately determine the phase and quality of sleep. The creation will help to fight sleep disorders and prevent illness from lack of sleep.

According to Mattress sleep consultant Dr. Sujay Kansagra, even a sleepless night can damage health and a constant lack of sleep leads to heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and other serious problems. Unfortunately, scientists have not yet fully studied the mechanisms of sleep. Previously, sleep phases tracking devices were created, but their accuracy reached only 65%.

MIT researchers together with Massachusetts doctors developed a wireless device with sensors that emit low-frequency radio waves. Sensors are controlled by artificial intelligence. As a result the device measures the pulse, breathing and other parameters and on this basis determines the phase of sleep with 80% accuracy.

The representative of MIT Mingmin Zhao says the new device will help to better study the processes of sleep to find an effective way to cure chronic insomnia and other sleep disorders. The technology will also be useful in the study of apnea, to detect epileptic seizures during rest, to study the effect on sleep of Parkinson's disease and other diseases.

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