SAMSUNG is making a play for your bedroom, revealing a small device in Berlin today that lies beneath your mattress to not only monitor your sleep, but control your air conditioner, television and audio system to ensure better sleep, less jet lag, and a faster metabolism.
It can even turn off your TV when it senses you’ve fallen asleep in front of it.
Samsung revealed its SleepSense monitor at the IFA technology show, showing off a slender device that lies inside a bed and, without touching the user, tracks their vital signs.
Samsung digital appliances vice-president Yoon C Lee said the SleepSense device used sensors to track the user’s sleep quality and upload it to the internet, showing it off in an app.
“We now offer the power to track, manage and improve the quality of your sleep,” he said.
“When you’re in bed, It measures your heart rate and your breathing all in real time, and without touching your body it delivers data accuracy of up to 97 per cent.”
The device will also track how long it took you to fall asleep, sleep efficiency, the number of times you woke, and if you got out of bed.
Mr Lee said the Samsung SleepSense device was different to existing sleep-tracking technology, as it not only measured the user’s behaviour but attempted to improve it by connecting to “your devices at home such as the TV, air conditioning and lights”.
On a hot summer’s night, for example, the SleepSense could send a message to a connected air conditioning unit to lower the temperature for optimal rest.
It could also turn your TV off when it sense you’ve fallen asleep, or turn on your coffee machine when it senses you’ve woken up in the morning.
Samsung paired with metabolism expert Dr Christos Mantzoros from the Harvard Medical School to develop the system and deliver sleep improvement tips in its accompanying app.
“With more than 25 years of experience and expertise in human metabolism … I can state with confidence there are three important factors that regulate our metabolism: ow much we eat and drink, how much we exercise, and how much and how well we sleep,” Dr Mantzoros said.
“Many among us take these factors for granted. Most people don’t really realise how and whether they can improve their sleep.”
A Samsung Australia spokesman confirmed the SleepSense device would “launch in Australia” but said “we look forward to providing more details around pricing availability … very soon”.