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Consumer Sleep Technology

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February 28, 2019

Key Takeaways

  • EBB is controlling the temperature of a user's forehead while asleep.
  • Sleep Number is monitoring sleep with a fluid-filled bladder.
  • Fitbit is developing sleep analysis technology for its wearables.
  • Apple plans to incorporate sleep technology into the Apple Watch.
  • MIT Researchers are using AI to monitor sleep.

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February 20, 2019

Key Takeaways

  • DP Technologies is monitoring the efficacy of sleep aids.
  • Microsoft is developing a new UI for visualizing sleep data.
  • BOE Technology Group is tracking sleep via a light-intensity monitor.
  • A prototype bed from Ford keeps partners on their side of the bed.
  • Modeling AI on human sleep leads to significant processing benefits.
  • Outside Magazine puts sleep tech to the test.

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February 13, 2019

Key Takeaways

  • Fitbit is detecting and classifying sleep based on data from wearables.
  • Independent inventors continue to lead in new sleep technology.
  • Fujitsu is developing new visualizations for sleep tracking.
  • Eight Sleep releases its thermoregulation mattress.
  • Bryte Labs announces an AI-driven bed.

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February 6, 2019

Key Takeaways

  • Bose is targeting respiration control to encourage users to sleep.
  • Independent inventors make up a large percentage of the Consumer Sleep Technology sector.
  • Researchers discover humans have some capacity for learning while asleep.
  • Calm closes on its $88 million fundraising round.

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January 30, 2019

Key Takeaways

  • Bose is using earbuds to draw users to sleep.
  • E3 Corporation is monitoring basal body temperature via consumer devices.
  • Dewertokin is integrating sleep sensors into furniture.
  • Researchers at NIU are cancelling out partner snoring noises.
  • The National Sleep Foundation is preparing for its first-ever Sleep Show in Houston.

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January 22, 2019

Key Takeaways

  • Philips is identifying slow wave sleep and providing sensory stimulation to enhance slow wave brain activity.
  • Johnson & Johnson is detecting drowsiness or sleep onset using a sensor embedded in a contact lens.
  • InCube Labs is detecting a user’s dream state using neurological sensors and delivering audio input during the dream state.
  • Men’s Health releases a list of the best sleep gear from CES 2019.
  • Google is acquiring smartwatch technology from Fossil in a $40 million deal.
  • Alphabet gets limited clearance from the FDA for an ECG wearable.

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January 15, 2019

Key Takeaways

  • Sleepnea is providing cooling relief for hot flashes.
  • The company behind SleepCogni is awarded a patent for inducing sleep by providing auditory and visual stimulation.
  • Global Kinetics is monitoring an individual's sleep state while detecting Parkinson's disease.
  • WUSTL researchers find a link between Alzheimer's and poor sleep.

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January 9, 2019

Key Takeaways

  • Google is using a digital camera and computer vision to determine a sleep state of a user.
  • Seiko Epson is determining a sleep state of a user based on pulse wave information from a pulse wave sensor.
  • LG Innotek is using a cardiac impulse sensor to determine a sleep state of a user.
  • Under Armour is providing a dynamic display of health parameters with associated goals.
  • Withings and Garmin offer competition to the Apple Watch at CES 2019.
  • Philips debuts three new SmartSleep technologies at CES 2019.
  • PulseWear launches DreamOn at CES 2019.
  • Responsive Surface Technology, a smart bed company, closed $3.2 million in funding.

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December 18, 2018

Key Takeaways

  • Eight Sleep is adjusting a bed frame based on biological signals.
  • DP Technologies is pairing a body-worn device with a host device to monitor and provide feedback to a user.
  • Samsung is controlling a home device using biometric information.
  • Dreem is producing sounds based on a physiological control signal to assist a user’s sleep.
  • Garmin has partnered with ActiGraph to use Garmin’s wearables and ActiGraph’s CentrePoint data analytics platform. 
  • Fitbit launched a Sleep Score Beta version in November that works via a website dashboard. 

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December 16, 2018

Key Takeaways

  • IBM is using machine learning to generate sounds to help users fall asleep.
  • Origin Wireless is detecting motion of a user based on wireless channel information.
  • Apple launches the Beddit 3.5 Sleep Monitor.
  • Apple launches the ECG feature for Apple Watch.
  • dayzz launches a sleep tracking app.
  • Genes determine physical activity and sleep duration according to researchers from the University of Oxford.


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