Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) is the treatment of choice for obstructive sleep apnea. With the evolution of telehealth and telemedicine, CPAP devices with wireless connectivity are solving problems like lack of comfort and difficulties in usage that have been the most common reasons for poor CPAP adherence in the past. A connected CPAP device can use various wireless communication technologies like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth® Low Energy and cellular network to obtain internet connectivity.
This application report describes the Wi-Fi use case for a connected CPAP implementation. It also describes the development of Wi-Fi enabled CPAP machine using the SimpleLink Wi-Fi CC3220 Wireless MCU or CC3120 Wi-Fi Network Processor.