New app brings hope to snorers

New diagnostic tools are changing the field of snoring and sleep apnea

Bedtime: Imagine your smartphone is on your bedside table. An app runs on the smartphone. And the next morning, the app reports whether you have breathing pauses during your sleep. Does it sound like the future? No. Sounds like Snorefox - a medical app that's now available on the App Store and coming to the Play Store soon.

There are many so-called snoring apps, but only one App can do what many users want: recognize respiratory events (breathing pauses during sleep) and thus say whether snoring is associated with a health risk. 

In short: This is about Snorefox. Snorefox is a medical app in the field of snoring diagnostics, which is based on eight years of interdisciplinary research and has a basic technology that is now patent pending. The core feature: Snorefox can not only report how loud and how long someone snores, but also identify breathing pauses during sleep and thus indicate whether dangerous sleep apnea is present. Thus, Snorefox answers the question: "Is my snoring dangerous?"  

How has it been so far? What makes Snorefox different?

How is this information generated so far? Serious snoring diagnostics have so far been complicated and time-consuming and are now usually only carried out by specialized sleep laboratories, sleep medicine practices or clinics. 

Accordingly, the Snorefox app is a hope for snorers. Because Snorefox easily analyzes at home in your own bedroom whether there are interruptions in breathing during sleep - and reports this with a traffic light system. Red stands for dangerous breathing pauses and green for "no risk". Action may need to be taken on yellow - Whatever the result, there is information in the Snorefox on how to overcome snoring and sleep apnea. A doctor search is also available from the app, highlighting doctors who use the latest diagnostic options. Because it doesn't matter whether snoring is just annoying or whether it's dangerous: there are many different approaches to treating snoring and sleep apnea. 

Potsdam-based company Diametos has developed the Snorefox app

The provider of the medical app Snorefox is the company Diametos from Potsdam. Diametos was founded in 2020 by Heiko Butz and Dr. Founded by Christopher Janott. The founders see Diametos as an impact company that can help millions of people with the social problem of snoring and the medical problem of sleep apnea. The core technology of the Diametos products - an AI-based acoustic feature analysis of sleep breathing noises - is based on many years of interdisciplinary research projects involving experts from sleep medicine, anatomy, acoustic signal processing as well as artificial intelligence and machine learning methods.

The first medical snoring app to measure your sleep apnea risk
Snorefox is freely available in the App Store.
You can determine your sleep apnea risk by upgrading to Snorefox Med. You can get this within the app for €49.99.

frequently asked Questions

How do I activate the upgrade to Snorefox Med?

To activate the sleep apnea screening upgrade, tap "Activate Snorefox Med" within the app. You have the option of activating Snorefox Med as a self-payer or by code.

As a self-payer, first tap on "Self-Payer" and then on "Switch to Med", then select your payment method. 

If you have an activation code (e.g. from a health insurance company or as part of the tester program), tap on “I have a code”. When entering the code, you should consider upper and lower case letters.

How does Snorefox detect dangerous sleep apnea?

Snorefox detects breathing irregularities and respiratory events through intelligent audio analysis of snoring and breath noise patterns. In other words: Snorefox analyzes your snoring and at the same time carries out a risk check to determine whether there are dangerous breathing stops during sleep. Snorefox shows you the result of the analysis in a simple traffic light scheme. In this way, Snorefox quickly provides orientation as to whether a doctor's visit is necessary. 

Does Snorefox really only use the mobile phone microphone?

The Snorefox app runs on popular smartphones and simply uses the phone's internal microphone for analysis. Technically, it is a combination of acoustic pre-processing, intelligent feature extraction and machine classification. This means that Snorefox can do without special measurement microphones or other special hardware - a major advantage over other solutions.

What happens to my data?

Snorefox ensures the highest data protection requirements through pseudonymized data processing. What does pseudonymous data processing mean? At the moment of registration, Snorefox converts your email address into a code, and only this code is transferred to our server, with the aim that the generated analytics can be assigned to your cell phone. Thus, your email address remains unknown to us and is never stored on our server with the analytics.

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