Dymedix Diagnostics Launches Line of Purpose Built Pediatric Diagnostic Sleep Sensors
Dymedix Diagnostics Inc has launched the Lullaby line of diagnostic sensors, which consist of multiple airflow and respiratory effort options that have been specifically designed for the neonatal, infant, and pediatric populations. The company has created this brand in response to feedback from the medical industry that many sensors, particularly those related to respiratory monitoring, are not designed in the best interest of infant and children aged patient applications. Dymedix received feedback that the sensors on the market were often relatively heavy, oversized, and uncomfortable to young patients undergoing testing and observation in sleep disorders centers, long-term monitoring centers, and even neonatal monitoring environments. So it wanted to improve the patient experience while also making sensor disposability more practical.
All of the sensors in the Lullaby line are based on polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) technology, a light, thin, flexible material that is sensitive to heat, pressure, and vibration. According to Dymedix, sensors made with this material can be smaller without loss of signal quality or speed.
The Lullaby line consists of three different disposable oral/nasal airflow sensors capable of detecting apneas, hypopneas, and potentially upper airway resistance in pediatric subjects. One airflow option, the iFM Infant Filtration Module is new and designed specifically to enhance and improve the monitoring of shallow, rapid respirations of neonates and infants.
The line also consists of three different respiratory effort monitoring options, from the fully disposable FastTrack Effort Pack to the semi-disposable PerfectFit 3D and SnuggleFit Infant Effort Belt products. The latter option is new, comprised of a respiratory effort belt small enough to be comfortably applied to neonates and infants and capable of detecting their rapid respiratory movements accurately.
from Sleep Review http://www.sleepreviewmag.com/2019/10/dymedix-diagnostics-pediatric-sleep-sensors/