Actigraphic sleep detection: an artificial intelligence approach
23rd Congress of the European Sleep Research Society
Polysomnography is the gold standard for sleep monitoring, despite its many drawbacks: it is complex, costly and rather invasive. Medical-grade actigraphy represents an acceptably accurate alternative for the estimation of sleep patterns in normal, healthy adult populations and in patients suspected of certain sleep disorders. An increasing number of consumer-grade accelerometric devices populate the “quantified-self” market but the lack of validation significantly limits their reliability. Our aim was to prototype and validate a platform-free artificial neural network (ANN) based algorithm applied to a high performance, open source device (Axivity AX3), to achieve accurate actigraphic sleep detection.