Ooventus 3d scanning for sleep apnea
3d scanning helps create a custom sleeping mouthpiece
There is nothing worse than having your walls shake in the night from someone snoring next to you or in the next room. Although it’s easy for your roommates to laugh off the disruptions, there are some major issues that come with snoring, specifically, sleep apnea. According to the Mayo Clinic, sleep apnea is a potentially dangerous sleep disorder in which the sleeper repeatedly stops and starts breathing throughout the night. It’s almost like the sleeper holds their breath for long pauses. It’s not only scary for your roommates, but it might also prevent the sleeper from getting a good night’s sleep.
An Australian company, Oventus, is about to release a new device which will help people whose air passages get blocked during the night hours. It’s produced through 3D scanning and 3D printing. First, a 3D scan takes an image of your mouth, and then the company is able to 3D print a device that fits your mouth perfectly. This device is designed specifically to help people get a better nights sleep and to cut down on snoring. After raising up the millions of dollars worth of funds needed to get it on the market, it is now ready for launch.
a new solution: sleeping device created by 3D scanning, 3D printing
where is it launching?
So far the results of this device have been better than anyone had expected. With it, people are getting better sleep and they have drastically reduced or even eliminated their snoring. There is nothing more disruptive to ones life than a bad night sleep. It affects your job, your relationships, and even your safety in the car. The fact that million of Americans are suffering from sleep apnea tells us that we need devices like this which can improve the quality of our sleep. I’m sure that there are other ways that 3D printing technology can improve the quality our lives Companies like Oventus show us that there really are solutions to age old problems. We only need to find them.
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