The president of that business for the San Diego-based company, Jim Hollingshead, told Medical Design & Outsourcing in a recent interview that the future lies with remote care and digital health offerings.
“Right before the crisis, we got up to a point where home sleep testing was done at about 40% of the time,” Hollingshead said. “Right now, I think it’s more like 50/50 because of the way sleep labs are using home testing instead of bringing people in.”
ResMed’s remote diagnostic technology includes mail-order delivery of an elastic belt that wraps around the user’s chest and connects to a pulse oximeter and a cannular tube that goes over the ears and sticks on the nose. The home sleep test looks for oxygen saturation while the belt measures chest movement as the user breathes.