Stowood Scientific Instruments Ltd (Stowood), established in 1992, is a group of bioengineering, hardware and software specialists collaborating in developments for medical sleep studies. The company is privately owned, independent and technically orientated, with a wealth of experience of hospitals and medical equipment.
Lyn Davies is a bioengineering PhD with years of experience in the NHS at Nottingham's University, Oxford's John Radcliffe Hospitals, and in industry. Between 1984 and 1992, when working as the Research and Technical Manager at Oxford Medical - then the UK's primary manufacturer of ambulatory and neurophysiological monitoring equipment , he developed an interest in sleep. He founded Stowood in August 1992, initially to develop the Visi-Lab for sleep apnoea/ PLMS screening as a more appropriate alternative to full polysomnography. He remains as technical manager of Stowood driven by developing appropriate equipment rather than just that which is dictated by reimbursement rules.
Paul Gladding is a software specialist with in-depth knowledge of C++, and Windows programming in medicine, with a major focus on developing 'user friendly' software. Our oximetry programme Visi-Download was his solution to making oximetry trend data accessible to the normal user. He has experience and responsibility for interfacing software to many different manufacturers' equipment.
Hugh Goodwin is a hardware specialist, with many years of experience in medical instrumentation design at Rigel, Oxford Medical and Stowood. He is responsible for the development of all our hardware products and their production.