8. Philips: CPAP Mask Selector
Philips is showcasing its CPAP sleep apnea Mask Selector for the first time at CES 2021.
The Mask Selector is a clinically-validated, 3D facial scanning device that helps healthcare providers fit 9 out of 10 patients with the right-sized CPAP mask from home. The system is a telehealth solution for sleep apnea, reducing the need to be monitored for sleep apnea in hospital sleep studies.
Mask Selector 3D works by capturing 150 pictures of the patient’s face and gathers over 100,000 key data points of facial geometry from each picture. The data is run through the algorithm of thousands of facial scans from various ethnicities to identify the 46,200 points most critical to the mask-fitting process.
“We can have patients take pictures of their face and give them a mask that fits their face,” Jeroen Tas, chief innovation and strategy officer, said during a CES 2021 press conference.
The company can give therapeutic devices following the remote monitoring through the mask and offer sleep apnea treatment at home, according to Philips.
“We can dramatically improve the way to diagnose the disease,” Tas said.