Clinical Sleep Study Comparing Auto-CPAP and RACer Technologies

Project Team Leader
Dr David White

Project Team
A/Prof Alister Neill, UoO
Dr Angela Campbell, UoO
Dr James Miller, UoO
Dr Geoff Leyland, Incremental Ltd.
Mitali Purohit, AUT
Mr Alastair McAuley, Medlands Consulting Ltd.
Dr Arrian Prince-Pike (Private Contractor)

Project Summary
Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) is a serious disease causing pauses in breathing for long intervals during sleep. The current gold-standard of OSA treatment is delivered by a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) medical device. However, low patient adherence to CPAP, defined as 4 hours use per night is a massive issue. Our team developed a novel device (RACer technology) to resolve this problem. A clinical study is required to show that RACer can achieve higher patient adherence than CPAP. This funding application seeks to augment the current sleep study cohort numbers to provide a suitably powered comparison between these two technologies.