REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – Somnology, whose products focus on sleep monitoring, will collaborate with the National Institutes of Health to study sleep disorders using the company’s Somnology Plex sleep scanner.
“Somnology has recognized the need to evaluate its sensor and software system in human subjects in a clinical research setting and evaluate how various factors affect sleep metrics,” the NIH said in a statement.
The NIH said the research project will use the company’s sleep scanner to determine how controlled diets and sleep environments change sleep metrics in human subjects.
The collaboration will also develop dynamic mathematical models of the human sleep cycle that can be implemented in the Somnology software and mobile app.
“Our collaboration reflects a profound comprehension among leading medical authorities that sleep disorders are an adversarial catalyst accentuating co-morbidities such as obesity, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, cardiac-related diseases and other health maladies,” said Patrick Yam, CEO and co-founder of Somnology, in a statement.