The release of the new ActiSleep software and monitoring system is a prime example of how ActiGraph strives to meet the technological needs of our customers amid ever changing market conditions
Pensacola, FL (PRWEB) January 7, 2009
Pensacola, FL January 5, 2009 -- ActiGraph announces the highly anticipated release of the new ActiSleep analysis software program. The new ActiSleep program analyzes and archives nocturnal motion data collected by ActiGraph ambulatory monitors, providing clinicians and researchers with highly accurate sleep/wake pattern information to aid in the detection and treatment of a wide variety of sleep disorders. Regarded as the industry standard in physical activity measurement, ActiGraph is launching an innovative new sleep monitoring system, which consists of the ActiSleep analysis program and a new sleep specific actigraphy monitor available in late February. This product launch will coincide with a potential new CPT billing code that would provide standard reimbursement for the use of actigraphy in the field of sleep diagnostics. The CPT code, which is expected to be announced in early 2009, will open the door for the widespread use of actigraphy by physicians and sleep laboratories to monitor patient sleep quality in the home environment.
"The release of the new ActiSleep software and monitoring system is a prime example of how ActiGraph strives to meet the technological needs of our customers amid ever changing market conditions," said Rick Finch, a Senior Vice President at ActiGraph. "Our goal is to remain one step ahead by anticipating industry developments, such as this potential CPT code, and then providing relevant products that will allow our customers to provide the highest level of patient care possible."
ActiSleep is a HIPAA compliant, web-based application designed specifically to meet the needs of the clinical market. Users will have a wide range of options for viewing and analyzing patient data, including 48-hour charts and 7-day summary graphs for pattern detection over multiple sleep episodes. A premium version of the program will also be available, providing daily activity metrics such as energy expenditure, activity intensity levels and steps taken for a comprehensive view of lifestyle factors that may influence patient sleep quality. The ActiSleep program is compatible with the entire existing ActiGraph monitor product line, as well as the forthcoming ActiSleep monitor, available in February of this year.
Since its inception in 2004, ActiGraph has served the clinical care and research communities in more than 40 countries. ActiGraph has recently witnessed dramatic market expansion as the applications for the science of actigraphy have grown to include not only physical activity research, but also sleep diagnostics, rehabilitation monitoring, obesity and diabetes research, sports medicine, pharmaceutical drug testing, and veterinary science.