Philips pledges to test 1 million for OSA

Friday, March 15, 2013

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands – As part of World Sleep Day 2013, Royal Philips Electronics has pledged to screen one million people worldwide for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) over the next five years, according to a press release. Philips will use an online risk assessment test on its website to provide individuals with risk levels for OSA. "Obstructive sleep apnea steals health from its sufferers and puts them on a path to potentially life-threatening diseases,” stated Brent Shafer, CEO, Philips Home Healthcare Solutions, in the release. “It is our goal to use our innovative solutions to help OSA sufferers identify and combat this very serious disorder."