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Nyxoah Genio™ System for obstructive sleep apnoea

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Respiratory Disease and Thoracic Surgery

March 2017


The Nyxoah Genio™ system is a device to treat people with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) who are not suitable for continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy. OSA is a common sleep disorder where the walls of the throat relax and narrow during sleep, interrupting normal breathing. The Nyxoah Genio™ system consists of a device which is implanted under the chin, and a disposable patch with an activation chip which is worn on the chin every night. The patch wirelessly stimulates the nerves of the tongue to make it contract and prevent obstruction of the airway. The activation chip is removed every morning and recharged. The developer says the advantage of the device is that it can be easily implanted, that it is discreet and could improve quality of life and compliance for people with OSA.

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