With the Consumer Electronics Show kicking off this week, there’s one company whose goal is to put its audience to sleep.
Trust Sleep Number, a Minnesota-based bed manufacturer, to encourage you to get a good night sleep instead of staying awake all night thanks to the brand new array of bright screens and games.
We’ve lived to see this one happening: your own bed tells you when to go to sleep. Sleep Number has previously presented a variety of its Internet-connected – or “smart” – beds at CES, and its latest development is no less fascinating.
Rather unfortunately named the “it bed,” the most recent addition to the Internet of Things – the network of everyday objects embedded with software – has been unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show today.
Trust the it bed’s advanced features to track your sleep cycles and improve your night rest. Have you have longed for the days when a stern adult would order you to bed? Sleep Number is here to have a word with you about that.
With a name styled in lowercase – presumably to woo its target audience of millennials – the it bed is much alike the other Sleep Number beds, fully equipped with Sleep IQ biometric sensors. That means your movement, your heart rate, your breathing, are all measured in order to feed you suggestions for a better sleep.
On top of everything, the latest Sleep Number bed will also be fitted with “ActiveComfort” technology, which means you will never again miss your ideal Sleep Number setting thanks to the foam-filled chambers that adjust to each side of the bed.
This setting basically shapes the mattress based on the sleep patterns is has learned from the SleepIQ, making sure that you always have the best sleep possible. But that’s not it, because there’s also a Sleep IQ API at your disposal.
In order to further personalize any sleep recommendations – like going to bed earlier or skipping dinner on certain days – this API allows you to connect the bed to your other health tracking apps.
Your schedule is also consulted when it comes to recommended sleep times; so if you have an 8 a.m. meeting, the bed will order you to sleep at the right time to ensure the necessary eight hours of sleep.
And the smart bed is also reasonably priced, considering the many things it can do: it’ll be all six sizes will be available for ordering some time in 2016 for roughly $1,000.
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