Print Email Facebook Twitter The design of a combined treatment solution for positional obstructive sleep apnea Title The design of a combined treatment solution for positional obstructive sleep apnea Author Damen, T. Contributor Ninaber van Eyben, B. (mentor) Molenbroek, J.F.M. (mentor) Faculty Industrial Design Engineering Department Industrial Design Programme Integrated Product Design Date 2017-02-20 Abstract Obstructive sleep apnea is an increasingly common disease caused by soft tissue collapsing in the upper airway during (supine) sleep. During apnea, a patient lacks oxygen, resulting in a disturbed sleeping pattern and life threatening symptoms. No combined treatment exists yet with both high efficiacy as patient compliance combined. Literature showed promising results when a combination of mandibular advancement and position training is used. In this project, these treatments are integrated in a single product. An orthodontic appliance keeps the lower jaw forward to create upper airway volume and sound waves emitted by the appliance are conducted through teeth and skull to discretely train the patient to sleep in lateral position. Subject positional obstructive sleep apneacombined treatmentmandibular advancement deviceposition trainingdesign To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:bf621886-7bb2-4f82-9f4e-7e181e606e59 Embargo date 2019-02-20 Access restriction Campus only Part of collection Student theses Document type master thesis Rights (c) 2017 Damen, T.