Sleep Number’s SleepIQ technology may help identify heart attacks

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Sleep Number claims the SleepIQ technology platform powers one of the most comprehensive databases of biometric consumer sleep data in the world.

Sleeping is a very necessary thing for us all but not all of us are getting the best sleep we could. Showcasing their technology at CES 2018, Sleep Number is hoping to help at least some people with their SleepIQ technology. SleepIQ is embedded into the company’s new 360 bed and its array of sensors potentially may identify and warn of a heart attack and sleep apnea in the future. The goal of the 360 isn’t only to provide the most data to you about your health and sleep, it’s also built so you don’t have to buy a handful of other devices you stuff and cram into your existing bed.

“We envision a future where higher quality sleep transforms consumers’ health and wellness,” said Shelly Ibach, Sleep Number president and chief executive officer. “Sleep Number’s 360 smart bed’s robust SleepIQ technology platform integrates sleep science, sophisticated biometrics and artificial intelligence to provide consumers with effortless adjustability and tangible improvements to their health.”

Sleep Number claims the SleepIQ technology platform powers one of the most comprehensive databases of biometric consumer sleep data in the world. Each night, SleepIQ technology seamlessly reads hundreds of measurements per second, tracks hundreds of thousands of sleep sessions, and analyzes over 4 billion biometric data points. In the future, Sleep Number’s advanced biometric sleep tracking technology may potentially:

  • Detect irregular breathing or heartbeat patterns, like sleep apnea or a heart attack – and alert emergency services.
  • Identify the flu or other epidemics as they spread locally, and communicate this information to health officials and the public.
  • Play a role in monitoring patients outside of a hospital by sharing the related personal data with your doctor to support a diagnosis.
  • Monitor recovery following medical procedures, so you can recover at home instead of at a medical facility.

One thing of note, the data Sleep Number collects through its app is used to make the product better for all but no personal data is shared. It’s an interesting system but will definitely be a little on the pricey side for some. The 360 smart bed starts at $2799USD and goes up from there. While that is a pretty penny, it could be worth it to some and I’ve heard many Sleep Number users that say they are highly satisfied with their beds.

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