Samsung device aims to help you sleep

SleepSense uses sensor and app to analyse your sleeping patterns

The Samsung stand at the IFA electronics show in Berlin. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

The Samsung stand at the IFA electronics show in Berlin. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

 

Samsung has debuted a new device that aims to help users improve the quality of their sleep.

The SleepSense uses a sensor and an app to analyse your current sleep habits, determine quality and give you recommendations on how you can improve things. The sensor is placed under the mattress and tracks heart and breathing rates, as well as the amount of movement during the night. The device communicates wirelessly with the app and calculates your sleep score, which is then used to determine what changes need to be made.

The company worked with Harvard Medical School Professor Dr Christos Mantzoros to compile the sleep tips, which include lifestyle, nutrition and exercise.

The system can also be connected to Samsung’s smart home appliances, such as air conditioning units or TVs, or the SmartThings app that can control thermostats and lightbulbs, to help create the best environment to promote good quality sleep.

The device was announced ahead of the opening of the IFA consumer electronics exhibition in Berlin. The show opens on Friday and closes on September 9th.