Research Program: Biomedical Engineering and Neuroscience (BENS)
Targeted therapy for Sleep Apnoea: A Novel Personalised Approach
Obtrusive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) is a condition that affects around nine (9) per cent of the world's adult population, according to research from the Australian Sleep Health Foundation, and poses serious health concerns with sufferers being more prone to depression, obesity and cardiovascular disease.
The goal of the project is to develop a personalised treatment that is efficient, effective and much more comfortable to use. The current treatment and monitoring devices are expensive, uncomfortable, so patients do not adhere to the therapy. This will ensure better compliance and better treatment overall.
The grant was awarded under the federal government's Cooperative Research Centres - Projects (CRC-P) program. This project is being completed in collaboration with Oventus Medical, Medical Monitoring Solutions, CSIRO, Western Sydney University and Neuroscience Research Australia.
Qualifications and Honours
- BSc Engineering specialised in Computer Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.