SmartSleep Lab, University of Eastern Finland

Department of Applied Physics

Contact:
Timo Leppänen
Position:
Adjunct Professor
Address:
Yliopistonranta 1
City:
Kuopio
Country:
Finland
Phone:
+358 294 45 1111
Contact E-mail:
Research Domain
  • Methodology / Technology
  • Clinical
Keywords
  • Neurological Sleep Disorders
  • Behavioural Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep and Body Functions (Cardio-Respiratory, Thermoregulation/Metabolism, Endocrine)
  • Sleep and Ageing
  • Sleep and Medical Disorders
  • Instrumentation-Methodology

Laboratory description

The lab and research group were established in 2017 and are run by co-heads Docent Timo Leppänen, Docent Sami Myllymaa, and Professor Juha Töyräs. The lab and research group are operating at the Department of Applied Physics, University of Eastern Finland and at the School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, The University of Queensland in a close collaboration with the Diagnostic Imaging Center, Kuopio University Hospital. In our research group, national and international collaboration has a key role to play. The research group offers an inspiring, active, and youthful working environment. The group conducts globally known and recognized research related to the development of diagnostics of obstructive sleep apnea.

Our research group has developed novel computational solutions for a more accurate diagnosis of sleep apnea, investigating the relationship between the severity of individual respiratory events and the severity of sleep apnea, and developing novel wearable technologies for self-applicable monitoring of sleep disturbances. We have developed machine learning based approaches for estimation of sleep apnea severity, assessment of sleep apnea-related daytime sleepiness, and automatic detection of sleep stages. We have also commercialized an easy-to-use forehead electrode set (Bittium BrainStatus™, Bittium Corp., Oulu, Finland) for recording of EEG.


Collaborations

Title:  PhD

Name:  Thomas Penzel

Institution:  Charite - Universitaetsmedizin Berlin

Title:  PhD

Name:  Erna Sif Arnardottir

Institution:  Reykjavik University

Title:  MD

Name:  Ludger Grote

Institution:  University of Gothenburg

Title:  MD

Name:  Jan Hedner

Institution:  University of Gothenburg

Title:  MD

Name:  Markku Partinen

Institution:  Vitalmed

Title:  MD

Name:  Allan Pack

Institution:  University of Pennsylvania

Title:  PhD

Name:  Raquel Bailón

Institution:  University of Zaragosa

Title:  MD

Name:  Natan Gadoth

Institution:  Tel Aviv University

Title:  PhD

Name:  Jacky Mallet

Institution:  Reykjavik University

Title:  PhD

Name:  Gonzalo César Gutiérrez Tobal

Institution:  University of Valladolid

Title:  PhD

Name:  Diago Mazzotti

Institution:  The University of Kansas

Title:  PhD

Name:  Arie Oksenberg

Institution:  Loewenstein Hospital

Title:  MD

Name:  Harald Hrubos-Strøm

Institution:  University of Oslo

Title:  PhD

Name:  Philip Terrill

Institution:  University of Queensland

Title:  BSc

Name:  Brett Duce

Institution:  Princess Alexandra Hospital

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