Tracking devices are expanding into every domain existent apparently, and now, Samsung’s SleepSense will watch you sleep, tracking down as you shift, turn, flail about or lay as still as a rock while you’re in deep slumber.
The company has announced their new sleep-monitoring device that will be closely watching how well you truly sleep, and for how long.
Studies have been a little contradictory on the subject, but the general consensus seems to be that an adult should not sleep less than six hours a night due to the increased risk of several conditions, such as heart problems and leaving your immune system vulnerable to the common cold.
A good night’s rest has been deemed as a vital tool in an arsenal to battle diseases, so Samsung’s SleepSense will be keeping track of your patterns in order to make sure you’re doing all you can. The flat, disc-like device will not be impairing or uncomfortable, as it will only require its placement underneath your mattress, from which it will gather all the necessary data.
There has been no confirmation on how thick of a surface it can track through, but it reportedly has a 97% accuracy of capturing your heart beat, breathing patterns and movement throughout the night. That could be an impressive feat, and a good investment for some who suffer from a few specific disorders, such as sleep apnea.
By morning, it will provide with you extensive information about your behavior during sleep, along with a rating. That’s right, it will rate you and offer an “individual sleep score” based on seven factors: sleep duration, sleep efficiency, the time you spent in REM, the time you spent in deep sleep, how long it took you to fall asleep, the number of times you woke up, and the number of times you got out of bed.
All the information will be ready for you by the time you wake up, sent to an app on your smartphone to see how SleepSense tracked your sleeping, and how well you did. According to Samsung, they have partnered up with Dr. Christos Mantzoros, a “sleep expert” from Harvard Medical School in order to provide solutions if you’ve actually failed at sleeping. That would be a bummer.
With the help of its app, SleepSense will suggest modifications in your exercise, nutrition or other factors that may benefit your health and provide you with better rest during the night.
Furthermore, it will connect to other smart devices within your home through the famous Internet of Things (IoT) and know when you’ve fallen asleep, so it can perform tasks such as turning off the TV or lowering the temperature of the air conditioning.
No price has been made official, and it will reportedly launch in Korea later this year, so potential customers in the United States and Europe will have to wait until they can put this sleep-monitoring device underneath their mattress.
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