On Tuesday February 13th Prof.dr. Overeem gave an interview at
BNR News Radio about the development of sleep research and
measuring sleep more comfortably for patients.
Click below to listen (in Dutch). The interview lasts until 7:50 minutes.
BNR News Radio - Wireless sleeping
Prof.dr. Sebastiaan Overeem was appointed part-time professor of Intelligent Systems for Sleep Disorders, in the Departments of Electrical Engineering and Industrial Design at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) on June 1, 2017. He delivered his inaugural lecture on Friday, January 19, 2018.
"We are working on ways to explore sleep more efficiently, by studying cases in the clinic as well as in the home situation. Besides that it is more comfortable for the patient to be at home, it makes it easier to measure over a long period of time. This is important because sleep is influenced by the environment and sleep problems periodically vary".
"At the moment, we usually focus on the subjective judgment of the patient for the evaluation of the treatment. Even though this is important it does not always provide full insight. The chair 'Intelligent systems for sleep disorders' , combined with the work we do at Kempenhaeghe, makes it possible to develop new technologies and to test them directly on patients with sleep disorders. This way we hope to be able to measure the effect of treatment more accurately, in addition to getting a better diagnosis.
More accurate and long-term studies of sleep will also help us to gather knowledge about the onset of the more than 80 sleep
disorders we currently know and maybe even about syndromes of sleep still unknown to us."
Invitation inaugural lecture 'A Somnologist’s Dream' (140 KB)