Over 60 million people in Europe and the US alone are affected by sleep disordered breathing and the condition is a major contributor to health problems such as high blood pressure and congestive heart failure. BiancaMed, a novaucd spin-out company developed technology using radio frequency motion sensors that detected respiration and movement without being connected to the body making it possible to monitor those with sleep problems at home. BiancaMed was formed as a result of research undertaken by Professor Conor Heneghan, Dr Philip de Chazal and DrConor Hanley in UCD’s School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering. One of biancamed’s early investors was the US-based medical devices company, ResMed, a global leader in the development of products for the diagnosis, treatment and management of respiratory disorders, particularly sleep -disordered breathing. In 2011 it acquired the company and renamed as ResMed Sensor Technologies, a strategic acquisition that has ultimately facilitated an expansion in diagnostic ranges and patient reach.