Tarsio Medics

Tarsio Medics is a company which specialises in investigating non-invasive methods to diagnose sleep disorders based on automatic image analysis

Tarsio Medics has dedicated over 10 years of research in conjunction with the Pulmonology department of the Germans Trias i Pujol Hospital to create SleepWise.

SleepWise is a system based on analysing the images recorded by a camera while a patient sleeps. SleepWise uses these images to perform an automatic OSAHS diagnosis and also to detect other sleep disorders.


Sleep Wise is the first non-intrusive solution for obstructive sleep apnoea-hypopnoea syndrome.

Sleep apnoea-hypopnoea syndrome, or OSAHS, is the most common respiratory disorder which occurs during sleep, affecting approximately 11% of the global population.

OSAHS is not only a direct risk factor for the patient’s health, but it is also associated with a high percentage of traffic and domestic accidents.

Tarsio Medics, after over 10 years of research with the Pulmonology department of the Germans Trias i Pujol Hospital, has developed SleepWise, a revolutionary system which can be used to diagnose OSAHS in a convenient way in the patient’s own home.

Years of research
Subjects validated
Professionals have taken part

Advantages of Sleep Wise



SleepWise is the first system used to diagnose OSAHS through a non-invasive method.



The patient does not need to be hospitalised, it is a safe and easy method which can be used in the patient’s own home.


Easy to use

The procedure is very simple: a camera is put next to the patient and it records him at night while he sleeps.



The OSAHS diagnosis system has been validated at the Germans Trias Hospital of Barcelona in over 100 patients with results which are 100% reliable.

Sleep Wise video

Tarsio Medics in the media

Our mentors and collaborators


“This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 827263


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Miguel Ángel Cervantes

Co-Founder and CEO

Our executive team is led by Miguel Ángel Cervantes (CEO), Computer Engineer, the creator of SleepWise technology, author of several publications, with vast experience in the treatment of computer images and biometrics, and a professor at the Faculty of Computing in Barcelona. He is the developer of Motif, a technology of pattern recognition patented for the biometric industry. He has more than 14 years of experience bringing diagnostic devices based on computer vision to the market. His first experience was with VISOFT. This company was founded in the US with the aim of commercializing BABYWATCH, an assistance tool for the monitoring of babies. BabyWatch’s motion detection technology is the one currently used in SleepWise. In 2011 he is the co-creator of VISUAL SKIN PRINT, a biometric facial recognition technology that base their operation on the recognition of the patterns that form the pores of the skin in certain parts of the face. It was the only facial recognition technology that could distinguish between two identical twins. The technology was sold to IDENTIX for 7 million dollars.  He has been an external consultant for Hewlett Packard for several years, and during the last seven years, Miguel has been working between Tarsio Medics and the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, where is a professor.

Juan Ruiz Manzano


Juan Ruiz has been a specialist in Pulmonology and Internal Medicine since 1980. He holds a Doctorate in Medicine and Surgery from the Autonomous University of Barcelona and is a Master in “Leadership and management of scientific societies”. He is the Director of Pulmonology Service at Centro Médico Teknon and the former Head of Pulmonology at the Hospital Germans Trias i Pujol. Medicine Professor at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Certified for the advanced research by Agencia para la Calidad del Sistema Universitario de Catalunya. Member of Cuerpo Facultativo del Centro Médico Teknon since 1994. Author or co-author of 58 books, 140 national and 94 international publications, more than 300 communications to congresses and 250 national and international conferences. During his professional career he has held positions of great importance, such as the presidency of the Spanish Society of Pulmonology and Thoracic Surgery and the Catalan Society of Pulmonology (SEPAR).
Xavi Girones

Xavier Gironès


Xavier Girones is an excellent researcher with great skills in programming and software development. He is Computer Science Engineer from UPC (Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya). Most of his professional career has been developed as an R&D engineer at Hewlett-Packard where he appears as co-author in more than 20 patents. In recent years, however, he has devoted himself fully to research in the field of computer vision, studying a PhD in researching techniques for unconstrained planar 3D text localization and segmentation in natural images.

Jorge Abad


Jorge Abad holds a doctorate in Medicine and Surgery from the Autonomous University of Barcelona 1993. His doctoral thesis was titled: “Efficacy of the treatment of CPAPs in affected patients of a sleep apnoea syndrome. His professional career has led him to work in various hospitals as a pulmonologist focusing in sleep medicine in recent years. Since 2010, he was been the coordinator of the sleep unit at Germans Trias i Pujol Hospital and currently holds the position of Head of the Pulmonology Unit. He is an expert in sleep medicine since his 2013 training exam and holds a level 4 Professional Career (maximum) at the Institut Català de la Salut, 2013. He is the author or co-author of more than 50 scientific articles.

Aida Muñoz


Aida Muñoz holds a degree in Medicine from the Autonomous University of Barcelona and she is completing the 4th year of a doctorate at the Department of Medicine of the UAB in an area dedicated to “New diagnostic methods in Apnoea Syndrome – Hypopnea of Sleep (SAHS)”. She completed her training as a specialist in pulmonology at the Hospital Universitari Germans Trias i Pujol (HUGTiP), where she has been working since 2007. She obtained the title of Expert in Sleep Medicine by the Spanish Committee of Accreditation in Sleep Medicine in 2018.

Ramón Tisaire


Ramon is an executive, C-Level Advisor and Board Member with unwavering success in building and transforming organizations, turning concepts into sustainable and value-generating products and services, and inspiring breakthrough thinking that propels organizations forward by working closely with Top Management and the Board. Comprehensive understanding of organizational ecosystems founded in 25 years of success working in operations, professional advisory roles and as an entrepreneur. Successful throughout the entire business cycle, from concept through value creation and positioning for sale. Multicultural leader collaborating with executives across industries and continents, including Europe, India, Latin America, UK and US; multilingual in Catalan, English, French and Spanish. Strong sector expertise in Healthcare, Technology, Business Services and Education. Deep technology expertise in Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, CRM, Cybersecurity, E-Commerce, and Natural Language Processing.

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