sleep monitoring

Above photo: Louis Lye, Regional Director, Southeast Asia, Fitbit. Credit: Fitbit

By Dean Koh 12:00 am September 6, 2019
At the sidelines of the launch of the Fitbit Versa 2 and Fitbit Aria Air in Singapore yesterday, Louis Lye, Regional Director, Southeast Asia, Fitbit, shared its sleep insights on Singaporeans, who have an average nightly sleep of 7 hours 5 minutes are the third most sleep deprived after Japanese and Indians (who get an average sleep of 6 hours 47 minutes and 7 hours 1 minute respectively). Based...
By Dave Muoio 02:12 pm June 13, 2018
SleepScore Labs — a joint venture between ResMed, Dr. Oz Media, and Pegasus Capital Advisors best known for its contactless, bedside sleep quality measurement device — has launched a new offering that relies only on the user’s smartphone. The SleepScore App uses the phone’s speakers as a SONAR system by projecting inaudible soundwaves around the bedroom. Once these reflect off of the user’s...
By Dave Muoio 01:31 pm March 8, 2018
Sleep tracking tech company Eight (formerly known as Luna) has raised $14 million is Series B funding, according to a statement from the company. The round was led by Khosla Ventures, with participation from Y Combinator and Yunqi Partners. This latest round will be used to expand distribution of the company’s products, according to the company, and bring’s Eight’s total funding to $27 million....
By Dave Muoio 10:45 am September 15, 2017
DreamJay, a San Francisco- and Warsaw, Poland-based sleep app developer, announced today that it has raised $2.3 million in Series A funding. Investors include the Joint Polish Investment Fund (JPIF), Poland’s largest life science venture capital fund, and Nordic Makers, a Swedish fund. The newly acquired capital will be used to continue development of Nightly, DreamJay’s unreleased app, and...
By Jonah Comstock 10:10 am September 2, 2015
Israel-based EarlySense has announced its first direct-to-consumer product: a sleep monitoring device called myEarlySense. Samsung will directly market a version of the device called Sleep Sense. The device will be available in South Korea by year-end with other regions to follow, the company told MobiHealthNews. MK News reports a price point around $169. “Building upon the success of our contact...
By Aditi Pai 07:29 am February 9, 2015
San Francisco-based Sproutling has raised $3.9 million, according to an amended SEC filing. The company started the round in August 2013 and has raised at least $6.5 million total to date. Existing investors include First Round Capital, Forerunner Ventures, FirstMark Capital, Accelerator Ventures, Lemnos Labs, BoxGroup, and Napster co-founder Shawn Fanning. Sproutling has developed a health...
By Jonah Comstock 06:06 am December 23, 2014
Sleep monitoring company Bam Labs raised $3.5 million according to an SEC filing. The company has never formally announced rounds of funding or its investors, but previous SEC filings dating back to 2006 add up to $17 million in a combination of equity, debt, and security. The current round would bring total funding to $20.5 million. Bam Labs makes a "smart bed" system consisting of a touch-free...
By Brian Dolan 06:41 am November 24, 2014
One of the many rumors I heard prior to the HealthKit and Apple Watch reveal was that Apple was working on a new section of its iTunes store, like the AppStore, but instead of apps the company would begin selling health and fitness coaching programs or services. That never came to pass though. Last week, however, an app launched to do just that. Boston-based Change Collective offered up an iOS...
By Aditi Pai 08:28 am November 5, 2014
Helsinki-based sleep tracker company Beddit announced that its Beddit Sleep Monitor is now available in 1,000 Bed, Bath and Beyond stores across the US. “There is a lot of excitement around wearables and tracking sensors,” Beddit CEO Lasse Leppakorpi said in a statement. “But while other devices are still in the speculative stages, we’re already manufacturing and retailing our devices around the...
By Jonah Comstock 09:01 am October 7, 2014
ResMed, a medical device company focused on sleep apnea, has launched its first consumer product, a $149 device for tracking and improving sleep called S+. The platform includes a non-contact, cellular-enabled device that uses a motion sensor to detect respiration and movement without touching the body, an app, and a cloud-based analytics engine. "When we looked at the sleep market, what we...