Detection and treatment of apnea with Kalinix

[Translate to English:] Portada de presentación de Kalinix
 

 

Obstructive sleep apnea/hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) is a very common disease, affecting a large percentage of the population. It is estimated that between 9% and 26% of adults, and up to 3% of children, suffer from it.

Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when there is an obstruction in the airway during sleep. After which breathing returns with a snore or snort. Sufferers stop breathing for periods longer than 10 seconds, even up to 2 minutes, throughout the night.

These respiratory arrests cause alterations in heart rate, tiredness, drowsiness and irritability, which can affect the course of normal life and even lead to traffic and work-related accidents.

The conventional treatment recommended for OSAHS is CPAP: a mask connected to an air pump that administers constant pressure to the patient during the night, to prevent the throat from "closing". More than a third of patients do not tolerate the CPAP mask and abandon the treatment.

There are also other less popular treatments, such as mandibular augmentation devices (MAD) and surgical treatments.

 

Is there an alternative method for the treatment of apnea?

For those affected by apnea and hypopnea that do not admit conventional treatments, the new Kalinix device offers an effective, non-invasive and even permanent alternative to existing OSAHS treatments currently on the market.

Kalinix is an electromedical apnea and hypopnea detection and treatment device that detects and treats respiratory arrest in real time.

 

Effective

Provides accurate, clinically proven results.

 

Smart

Provides accurate results and stores them, with clarity in the display of critical performance points.

Non-invasive

It does not require surgery and its medical use is simple.

 

Reliable

Multi-sensor data collection offers a large margin of action in the detection of events.

Self-diagnosis

The results can be displayed on the screen

 

Wearable

It is light, quiet, discreet, resistant and portable. It makes it easy for the patient to accept and use.

 

How does Kalinix work?

Kalinix's technology for the detection and treatment of apnea is based on a smart, wearable, mobile phone-sized, multi-sensor and self-adaptive device.

Thanks to its Artificial Intelligence, it performs predictive detection and real-time treatment of respiratory arrest by means of specific stimulation waves.

 

Real-time treatment

Kalinix is a non-invasive solution which minimizes side effects and increases patient acceptance.

  • Predicts OSAHS events in real time.
  • Provides correction through superficial electrical impulses that open the airway.
  • Gives a treatment that is imperceptible to the patient.
  • Does not alter sleep structure.
  • Self-adjusts the intensity and frequency of the electrical impulse, adapting to the episode and patient characteristics.
  • Allows storing the night's information and automatically analyzes the evolution of OSAHS.
 

Therapeutic treatment

Kalinix offers a potential improvement solution for OSAHS thanks to its therapeutic treatment.

  • Provides a toning stimulation of the muscles associated with the respiratory tract.
  • Improves its elastography, i.e. it tones the involved musculature, preventing airway obstruction.
  • Applies sequences of stimulation waves when the patient is awake.
  • Currently in its third phase of trials.

Previous studies carried out at the Pneumology Department of the Hospital Clínico San Carlos directed by Prof. Dr. José Luís Álvarez Sala Walther, the Hospital Teknon in Barcelona and the collaboration of Dr. Ernesto Delgado Cidranes of the Hospital Vithas La Milagrosa, led to the hypothesis that, with the toning of the muscles associated with the physiopathology of OSAHS, there could be an improvement in the main parameters of sleep.

 

Diagnosis

Kalinix allows to perform a simplified sleep study.

  • Allows to perform home polygraphs.
  • Detects and records apnea and hypopnea episodes in real time.
  • Is capable of self-diagnosis, providing an immediate result, facilitating the work of the specialist.
  • Simplifies implantation, enabling placement by the patient himself.
  • Minimizes costs and waiting lists.
 

Kalinix is currently in the validation phase of clinical trials at the Hospital Clínico San Carlos and in the process of obtaining the CE marking.

 

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