Portable Recording Device Assesses Cardio-Respiratory Sleep Disorders


August 21, 2009

Royal Philips Electronics offers the Alice PDx Portable Sleep System, a diagnostic recording device with advanced features intended for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) diagnosis and follow-up, and the diagnostic assessment of cardio-respiratory sleep disorders. The compact Alice PDx system satisfies the portable testing requirements for levels II, III and IV, and offers a variety of capabilities, from basic screening to more complex diagnostic evaluation. It can be used in a patient’s home, alternative care site or a sleep lab.

The device is convenient for patients who are uncomfortable with, or have limited access to, a lab facility as it enables patients to be tested outside of the lab without compromising study results. The good study indicator incorporated into the device helps clinicians determine the validity of the data that has been collected overnight. Remote testing and data verification both help clinicians avoid the costs associated with retesting.

Philips said the Alice PDx is user-friendly, easy for patients to set-up and accommodates side sleepers. The wires have been specifically designed to minimize excess length to make it easier for patients to manage them. Color-coded labels, located around the perimeter of the device, indicate which sensors to connect and where to connect the sensor leads. A step-by-step diagram walks the patient through the application process.

For more information: www.philips.com/newscenter