What is Genio®?
Sleep restfully again
Genio® is the disruptive sleep apnea solution for patients who suffer from moderate to severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea or OSA. Genio® is the world’s first and unique battery-free, leadless and minimally invasive neurostimulator that was designed and developed with users in mind. By stimulating the hypoglossal nerve bilaterally, Genio® maintains your upper airway open while you sleep, allowing you to enjoy restful nights again.
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Genio® reinvents sleep
Genio® is the world’s first and unique battery-free, leadless and minimally invasive neurostimulator that was designed and developed with the user in mind.
Genio® is indicated for moderate to severe OSA patients (AHI of 15 to 65) who are not significantly overweight, and who cannot tolerate, have failed or refused Positive Airway Pressure (PAP) therapy.
“With Genio®, I’m now getting good night sleep and waking up refreshed. Now when I’m going for my morning swim, I’m realizing that this is how the rest of the world feels like.”
Narelle (63) - Australia
diagnosed with severe obstructive sleep apnea
The Genio® neurostimulator is implanted under the chin, through a minimally invasive surgical procedure. The device is placed over the genioglossus muscle, close to the tongue’s hypoglossal nerve. The stimulator’s electrodes are placed in contact with both branches of the hypoglossal nerve resulting in bilateral stimulation of the nerve, which then triggers a slight forward movement of the posterior portion of the tongue. By pairing with the external Activation Chip, this process of stimulation and forward movement helps to maintain an open airway.
Activation Chip and Disposable Patch
As part of your bedtime routine, you connect the Genio® Activation Chip to our special Disposable Patch that you apply under your chin. Together, they transmit energy to the Implantable Stimulator. The nerve stimulation triggers a small forward movement of the posterior portion of the tongue and maintains an open upper airway during sleep. After use, the Activation Chip can be detached from the Disposable Patch and the used patch can be disposed of.
Genio® restful nights
Live life to the fullest again
Specifically designed for OSA patients
In contrast to other therapies, the Genio® system has been specifically designed to treat OSA, with the user in mind.
Quick surgical procedure
The surgical implantation of the Genio® neurostimulator is a minimally invasive procedure, only requiring a single incision under the chin. Our leadless and battery-free neurostimulator then triggers the tongue muscles to maintain an open upper airway during sleep.
Easy to use
Every night, a patch is applied under your chin, to ensure your restful nights. 82% of users report being satisfied with the Genio® system*.
Genio® has been tested and approved according to EU legislation and quality standards. In 2019, Genio® received CE mark in March 2019. The Genio® system is not for sale in the United States.