Sleepman is a new wellness device that combines sleep optimization with daytime drowsiness prevention and concentration loss alerts. The wearable will also wake you up during the correct sleep phase and provide a visual history of your sleep patterns and daily activity levels.
The tracker is still in prototype stage, but you can pre-order Sleepman from this week on Kickstarter for $99. In the first two days since the launch, some $13,000 in funds were pledged. The company has 55 more days to achieve its goal of raising $50,000 in total.
The human brain emits electromagnetic bio-signals constantly whether you are asleep or awake. Sleepman monitors your brain activity through Electro-Dermal Activity (EDA) sensors on your wrist. It then uses a proprietary algorithm to make sense of this data and provide you with practical insights into your sleep patterns.
“It’s really exciting to be bringing Sleepman to Kickstarter,” said Dr. Alexander Praskovsky, founder of Sleepman.
“We’ve been working on this for more than two years, always with the aim of improving people’s sleep. Sleep is one of the most important aspects of our well-being and an essential element to staying healthy, happy and alert but studies show that majority of people suffer from some kind of sleeping problems or not getting enough sleep. We hope that Sleepman can be a big part of making the world sleep better.”
The device provides a number of unique features. For example, it has a doze-off alert which you can use while driving to improve road safety and prevent acidents. At the earliest signs of concentration loss the tracker will buzz you to let you know that its time to pull over for a much needed rest or a cafeein kick.
The company claims that its tracker is more accurate than sleep monitors currently on the market which typically rely on your physical movements to detect your sleep phase. Apparently, this enables Sleeptracker to wake you up during the optimum sleep stage within a 20 minute window.
The wearable can also help you to have that perfect power nap by waking you up just before you fall into a deep sleep. Short periods of sleep have been shown to improve alertness, memory, motor skills, decision-making and overall mood.
There are also some add-on options you can opt for such as a sleep Sleep Enhancer which emits micro-current impulses to improve your sleep quality; InsomniZap which relaxes you so you fall asleep faster and Heart Rhythms Montior which can warn of arrhythmia.
All in all this sounds like an interesting device. We don’t really see potential for massive appeal, but there could be a niche market for example for those that spend a lot of time on the road or people that have sleep difficulties.
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