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SOMNOtouch™ RESP - Simplified Sleep Staging


  • The SOMNOtouch RESP with Simplified Sleep Staging - an even bigger idea in our smallest PG device.
    The SOMNOtouch RESP with Simplified Sleep Staging - an even bigger idea in our smallest PG device.


Simplified Sleep Staging Polysomnography – with the addition of a simplified sleep staging module allows you to have the details of sleep stages in a home or ambulatory set up – in a simple way. Picking up both EEG and EOG signals opens up a whole new world of diagnostic possibilities for better therapy management.

The fastest and easiest way for ambulatory use is the combination electrode with 1x EEG and 2x EOG. The sensor is applied with disposable adhesive electrodes and can be applied by the patient himself. Thanks to the recording of 1x EEG and 2x EOG, the most important sleep quantification curves can be recorded and analyzed. The correlation between a measurement evaluated manually and a measurement with the combination electrode is almost 80%.


Small, compact, robust design

Same footprint as a credit card allowing unparalleled comfort. Only 64g! Ideal for both adult & pediatric applications

Touch Screen Display

Allows PC Independent set-up & signal quality check at the patients bedside

Low running costs

Reusable sensors and minimal disposables. Built in Li-Ion rechargable battery

Intelligent Connect

Automatic sensor recognition – making montages a thing of the past

Combined EEG/EOG Sensor Module

Easy way to quantify Sleep staging with a simple 1 x EEG and 2 x EOG Combination Electrode.

Cuffless Continuous Blood Pressure Measurement

A new era in measuring blood pressure – without disturbing sleep



The SOMNOtouch™ RESP – Simplified Sleep Staging – combines highest comfort and best technology in an extremely small device.  Even though it’s hardly larger than a credit card, real-time data is displayed on the high-resolution touch screen. Extremely light weight, only 64g including the battery, yet very powerful.

In addition to the standard signals for a screening (Flow & Snore, efforts, SpO2, pulse rate, plethysmogram, body position, CPAP/BiPAP pressure), the SOMNOtouch™ impresses with its standard integrated actigraphy sensor. On the basis of the body position and actigraphy, a detailed sleep-wake assessment can be made, so that it can be differentiated between sleep, wake and events.

The time in bed is determined by the patient via the interactive patient marker. Thanks to its color touchscreen and Intelligent Connect technology, the SOMNOtouch ™ RESP is easy and intuitive to use. Integrated sensors and the built-in Li-Ion battery keep the running costs per measurement low.

Below you will find further information as well as the technical data of the SOMNOtouch ™ RESP.

Simplified Sleep Staging - The package

  • 1 x EEG and 2 x EOG simplified sleep staging combination signal module

In addition to the standard sensors:

  • Pressure (Flow & Snore)
  • Effort (Thorax / Abdomen)
  • SpO2, Pulse rate
  • Body position
  • Movement (Sleep / Wake Determination)
  • CPAP/BiPAP – Pressure

In addition, up to 8 external channels can be individually recorded on each of the two AUX connections, e.g. PLM, ECG, EEG, EOG, EMG.

Docking Station for simplified handling

The docking station charges the Li-Ion battery of the SOMNOtouch ™ RESP and regularly loads free firmware updates. So your SOMNOtouch ™ RESP is always up to date.

The virtual docking station on the PC displays the current status of the device.

Intelligent Connect™

With the innovative Intelligent Connect™ Technology: Both AUX slots can be used for any sensor that fits, the devices automatically detects which sensor has been connected to it. Therefore patients can not confuse many of the sensors when they apply the device themselves; physicians on the other hand do not always have to pre-chose a montage.

Online signal check on a tablet or PC

Transfers the measured data to your tablet, PC or smart phone for instant signal check – right at the patients bedside or mobile as a screenshot. Transfer times and periods can be programmed individually.

Data analysis and report

  • Automatic sleep staging
  • Automatic event detection and immediate report printout
  • Additional respiratory analysis by effort-based phase angle analysis
  • Manual editing
  • Automatic detection of artifacts
  • Standard or user defined reports

Please visit our dedicated software page for more information.

Optional Sensors

  • Sleep scoring according to AASM (4 EEG, 2 EOG, 1 EMG)
  • PLM detection
  • Blood pressure determination (via Pulse Transit Time, PTT)
  • Interface to CO2 measurement device

Cuff-Less Continuous Blood Pressure Measurement (optional)

  • Systolic / diastolic blood pressure (in mmHg), beat-to-beat, records all maxima / minima
  • Recording of nocturnal blood pressure fluctuations *
  • Recording of the rise in baseline blood pressure during REM *
  • No annoying inflation of the cuff during the night, no disturbance of the patient
  • Minimized deviation due to body position change (minimization of the hydrostatic effect)
  • Suitable for all sizes, no different cuff sizes or cleaning necessary
  • Correlation of blood pressure with sleep-related events
SOMNOmedics uses an innovative patented algorithm to measure blood pressure via the Pulse Transit Time (PTT). The PTT is the time required for the pulse wave to propagate along the vessel wall between two defined points. In the case of the SOMNOtouch RESP – From the left ventricle of the heart (defined by the ´R´peak of the ECG) – to the detection of the pulse wave at the finger tip (detected by the plethysmograph).

Taking a one point calibration at the beginning of the sleep study allows us to `set` the software‘s algorithm – and measure blood pressure continuously throughout the measurement. Because every single pulse wave is detected, a continuous “Beat-to-Beat”- recording and analysis is possible. Reduce artifacts and increase the number of reliable data points – all in a continuous, non-invasive and non-reactive way.


Our devices are only as good as the reports that are produced. That is why our sleep diagnostic reporting tool is powerful and configurable. To see a sample report please click below where you will be able to see full report.



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