Wearable Device and Smart Bed Bring Biometrics of Sleep to CES 2017

“…Sleep Number’s eponymous Sleep Number 360 bed uses biometrics to track users’ sleeping positions and automatically adjust its mattress in order to better support them”

While biometric technology proliferates among the devices we use throughout the day, it’s now coming to bear on our sleep, as well, if a couple of new offerings to be showcased at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show are any indication.Wearable Device and Smart Bed Bring Biometrics of Sleep to CES 2017

One of them is Motio HW, a wearable device designed to monitor sleep apnea. It’s in the form of a bracelet, and its makers, Kyomed and Neogia, say it can track heart rate, respiratory rate, pulse, and motor activity – all of which are leveraged into a biometric algorithm that can track sleep apnea.

Meanwhile, Sleep Number’s eponymous Sleep Number 360 bed uses biometrics to track users’ sleeping positions and automatically adjust its mattress in order to better support them. It can even track if a user is snoring, and then tilt that person’s head so as to alleviate that habit, according to Sleep Number.

While these two devices are quite different, they both demonstrate how biometric technology is finding its way into more and more aspects of everyday life, even in sleep.

January 3, 2017 – by Alex Perala