The Salter Labs BiNAPS and other select pressure transducers are utilized during sleep disorder studies to simultaneously measure respiratory airflow and snore pressure signals via a sleep diagnostic cannula. When titration to CPAP is initiated it previously required switching to a snore microphone/sensor. Now with the Salter Labs® SnoreTac™ Snore Sensing Adapter, all that is required is for a sleep lab to utilize the SnoreTac™ Adapter with the existing sleep diagnostic cannula and place it securely on the patient’s neck.
The BiNAPS will provide a clean snore signal with less signal artifact than traditional sensors. This eliminates the need for a snore microphone/sensor. This technology is disposable for single patient use. It saves time and money, while eliminating the cleaning, damage and replacement issues associated with alternative snore sensors.
The Salter Labs SnoreTac™ was developed by engineers in the Salter Labs R&D department in response to requests from sleep labs for a way to improve snore signals and utilize their existing BiNAPS devices during CPAP titration to monitor snoring. The result is a small, lightweight disposable adapter that attaches to the Salter Labs® sleep cannula and utilizes existing piezo sensor technology in the BiNAPS® to deliver a clean, accurate signal to the PSG equipment or other data acquisition system.
Company officials believe the SnoreTac™ will benefit all sleep labs using Salter Labs® BiNAPS® and other combination airflow pressure/snore devices, as well as labs who are dissatisfied with their current snore microphone/sensors. Ultimately, the SnoreTac™ allows for improved detection of snore events with less artifact, while providing a low cost disposable adapter that can be disposed of after each use.