SENSE | SLEEP SENSOR AND MONITOR
We sleep for one third of our entire lives and yet, most of us never sleep enough or correctly. Without good sleep we feel drained, sluggish, groggy, and miserable. Luckily for us there is a brilliant gadget out there called Sense, designed by a San Francisco-based company Hello, that is part of a Kickstarter campaign. In fact, financial backers were so thrilled with this wonderfully innovative product that they inundated the Kickstarter site by donating $120,000 in just a few hours. Currently, the raised sum stands at an incredible $1,310,257.
So, what is the fuss all about, you might ask? And what is Sense? In the words of its designers, Sense is “a simple system that tracks your sleep behaviour, monitors the environment of your bedroom and reinvents the alarm.” The gadget is very simple to use and there are no complex mechanisms to set in motion or something to charge or plug in. The system actually has three parts – a device that monitors the conditions in the bedroom and any disturbances you might experience during the night, a sleep pill, which is a sleep tracking sensor consisting of 6-axis accelerometer and gyroscope that attaches to your pillow, and a mobile phone application that basically brings it all together.
The latter determines the quality of your sleep through a unique Sleep Score which is generated each night. With the help of this application you can correlate disturbances in your sleep to external conditions. Sense tells you everything you need to know about your sleep. On top of that, it is virtually indestructible and is completely water-proof.
Sense does look rather simplistic at first glance, but this is a very complex gadget which, apart from the aforementioned, also contains three types of sensors – the ambient light sensors (which monitors the levels of light in the bedroom), the temperature and humidity sensor and the particulate sensor which can detect the smallest particles floating in the air (ideal for people suffering from allergies). [via] watch video below
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