Nokia Unveils Sleep-Tracking Solution
At this week’s CES 2018 conference, Nokia announced Nokia Sleep, its new sleep-tracking device. The device uses a smart app to collect and analyze data gathered by sensors built into a mattress pad. The system promises to provide insight into sleep quality and interruptions.
The device will track your sleep duration, interruptions and the quality of the shut-eye you’re getting each night. In addition, the pad integrates with IFTTT, an app that lets you automate your smart home.
The mattress is synced to Health Mate App with Alexa, the cloud-based voice assistant from Amazon. The mattress records the sleep pattern where the data is analyzed by the app, and then shows you results based on the recorded pattern. The ‘Nokia Sleep’ pad is also enabled with Wi-Fi connectivity.
The mattress-pad slides under the mattress to track the insights of sleeping, and also provides personal advice to improve sleeping patterns. Additionally, if you’re having trouble sleeping, then you will also be suggested to try an eight-week course on improving your sleep.
Older adults are likely to experience increased sleep disturbances as a reaction to medication or chronic conditions. In addition, poor-quality sleep has been found to lead to worsened health, and can worsen pre-existing conditions. Insufficient sleep has also been found to lead to increased risk for disease, including obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.
Nokia says that sleep is the key factor in a healthy lifestyle, and sleep deficiency may lead to kidney or heart diseases and even high blood pressure, and stroke. This is among the main reasons why the company choose to launch a device like ‘Nokia Sleep’. The Nokia Sleep sensor is expected to ship in the first quarter of this year, and is priced at $99.95 (Rs 6,300 approximately).