To Compete With Startups, Old-School Mattress Makers Plug Into Data

August 5, 2019

For more than 130 years, Tempur Sealy has been in the business of sleep. In 1889, back when it was just the Sealy Corporation, the company patented an invention that pressed cotton to make mattresses. It trademarked a type of spring mattress designed for orthopedic support, called the “posturepedic.” Then in 1992, Sealy's main rival Tempur redefined luxury sleep with the Tempur-Pedic, the memory foam mattress that you could jump…

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Youre Not Getting Enough Sleepand Its Killing You

April 20, 2019

The whole world is exhausted. And it’s killing us. But particularly me. As I write this, I’m at TED 2019 in Vancouver, which is a weeklong marathon of talks and workshops and coffee meetings and experiences and demos and late-night trivia contests and networking, networking, networking. Meanwhile, I’m sick as a dog with a virus I caught from my 3-year-old, I’m on deadline for what feels like a bazillion stories,…

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Having Sleep Troubles? There’s a Gadget for That

March 23, 2019

Matteo Franceschetti began optimizing his life long before he started a tech company dedicated to sleep: heart rate monitored on an Apple Watch, a ketogenic diet, Peloton exercise bikes—one at home, one in the office. But sleep? The time he spent between the sheets felt, to him, unquantified and underutilized. Looking to squeeze more out of his unconscious hours, Franceschetti created Eight Sleep, to “unlock the full potential” of slumberland….

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AI Can Help Apple Watch Predict High Blood Pressure, Sleep Apnea

November 17, 2017

The world’s most valuable company crammed a lot into the tablespoon-sized volume of an Apple Watch. There’s GPS, a heart-rate sensor, cellular connectivity, and computing resources that not long ago would have filled a desk-dwelling beige box. The wonder gadget doesn’t have a sphygmomanometer for measuring blood pressure or polysomnographic equipment found in a sleep lab—but thanks to machine learning, it might be able to help with their work. Research…

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Researchers use radio waves to wirelessly monitor sleep patterns

August 8, 2017

MIT researchers have unveiled a new method for wirelessly monitoring sleep. The whole thing works a bit like echolocation radio waves are beamed off a sleeping subject and changes in the body are detected when they bounce back. The research is the latest in a number of different activities the team has been monitoring using low-power radio waves. Thanks to new AI technology, the system is now able to translate…

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Sana Health aims to stop insomnia with smart goggles

July 26, 2017

When Founders Fund, SOSV, among others. The goggles will sell for about $400 a pair, Hanbury said. The entrepreneur began working on this technology as a solution to his own chronic pain and related sleep issues. He suffered from chronic nerve damage pain, after surviving a disabling Jeep accident in Yemen in 1992. However, the technology has broad-based appeal.Not including defiant toddlers, everyone wants a good nights rest. one in…

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Sana Health aims to stop insomnia with smart goggles

May 27, 2017

When Founders Fund, SOSV, among others. The goggles will sell for about $400 a pair, Hanbury said. The entrepreneur began working on this technology as a solution to his own chronic pain and related sleep issues. He suffered from chronic nerve damage pain, after surviving a disabling Jeep accident in Yemen in 1992. However, the technology has broad-based appeal.Not including defiant toddlers, everyone wants a good nights rest. one in…

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