Tuesday Oct 03, 2023

SRS PODCAST (#17): Contactless and longitudinal monitoring of nocturnal sleep and daytime naps in older men and women: a digital health technology evaluation study (w/ Dr. Kiran Ravindran)

Episode Summary:


In this month’s episode Jesse Cook (Host) sits down with Dr. Kiran Ravindran, PhD to discuss the recently published paper in the journal SLEEP by Dr. Ravindran and colleagues that unpacks an investigation evaluating the capabilities of two commercially available contactless monitoring devices as tools to capture nocturnal and daytime sleep periods and other characteristics, relative to the currently relied upon objective (e.g., actigraphy) and subjective (e.g., sleep diaries) longitudinal sleep tracking tools. Here is a link to the article on the SLEEP journal website.






(00:50) – Orientation to Topic of Focus for This Episode’s Interview

(04:38) – Brief Biography on Dr. Ravindran

(06:00) – Beginning of Guest Interview with Dr. Ravindran

(07:08) – Dr. Ravindran’s Journey into Sleep and Circadian Research

(12:51) – Keyword Association!

(16:09) – 10,000 Foot View of the Paper: Rationale, Methodology, and Findings

(24:56) – A Deeper Dive into the Scientific Weeds (DDSW)

(25:26) – DDSW: Unpacking the major challenges of longitudinal sleep monitoring and measurement in persons experiencing cognitive decline and neurocognitive disorders

(30:06) – DDSW: Potential role of contactless devices in current clinical care and evolution of devices over time to address existing shortcomings

(40:37) - Thank you, Acknowledgments, and Outro


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