July 10, 2014
Misfit Wearables, the company behind the Misfit Shine activity tracker, has upped its sleep tracking game, entering into a partnership with Beddit, the Helsinki, Finland-based mattress sensor startup. Customers will be able to purchase a co-branded Beddit device from Misfit's website, and the tracker will be integrated into the Misfit Shine app.
"It enables us to provide our users who are really...
May 1, 2014
At the beginning of the year, Basis Science's co-founder and COO Bharat Vasan told MobiHealthNews that the Basis Band's new sleep tracking features were "almost clinical grade."
“With advanced sleep analysis we are able to do REM sleep, which nobody else can do, and which is what your mind needs to consolidate memories,” Vasan said at the time. “[We can do] deep sleep, which your body needs to...
March 13, 2014
A new report from Frost and Sullivan on the sleep diagnostic market suggests that the makers of digital health sleep devices might have reason to be optimistic.
According to the report, the combined US and European market for clinical and ambulatory sleep disorder diagnostic devices was worth $96.5 million in 2013 and is expected to hit $125.8 million in 2017. The report doesn't include consumer-...
January 14, 2014
Mattress maker Sleep Number has announced a smart bed, called x12, in partnership with sleep tracker maker Bam Labs. Prices for the bed will start at $7,999.99, according to the company.
Bam Labs' sleep tracker product has formerly only been used in hospital bed systems.
Sleep Number's mattress uses technology called SleepIQ to track and monitor each person's sleep, show what kinds of comfort...
January 3, 2014
Ahead of CES in Las Vegas next week San Francisco-based Basis Science announced a new advanced sleep analysis feature for its wristworn, multisensor health tracker as well as a new Carbon Steel Edition of the device that it promises will fit more snuggly and look more premium than its more plastic predecessor.
The new Basis Carbon Steel Edition includes "polished chrome details and stretchable,...
December 18, 2013
Helsinki, Finland-based sleep sensor company Beddit is on track to fulfill its promise to ship its product to its Indiegogo backers by the end of the year, the company says, and is opening the door for additional pre-orders via Amazon, its own online store and a number of resellers.
The company, which makes a sensor that straps to the user's bed, raised $503,000 this year in an Indiegogo campaign...
October 7, 2013
Sleep-turned-fitness tracker Lark Technologies has raised $3.1 million from undisclosed investors, according to an SEC filing first spotted by TechCrunch. The filing lists Anis Uzzaman, general partner at Fenox Venture Capital, and Weili Dai, president and co-founder of the Marvell Technology Group in China as related persons on the raise. Fenox Venture Capital is a previous investor in Lark....
October 2, 2013
Beddit, maker of sleep-tracking technology, has been so successful in its Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign that Indiegogo has extended the 60-day fundraising period by two weeks, until Oct. 15. The Espoo, Finland-based company, which has U.S. offices in Saratoga, Calif., surpassed $400,000 this week, or five times its original $80,000 goal.
The extra money will help Beddit build out cloud-based...
August 8, 2013
Saratoga, California-based Beddit, maker of sleep tracking equipment, launched an Indiegogo campaign for a consumer-priced sleep sensor. Through the campaign, consumers can pre-order the device with a 30 percent discount. So far Beddit has raised $5,000 of its $80,000 goal.
While Beddit has been making sleep trackers since 2006, this is their first consumer play: their other sleep trackers are...
December 13, 2012
The University of Arkansas team that developed the "e-bra" – a remote monitoring system embedded in the fabric of base layers – has big plans for unobtrusive, wearable sensing technology. Think products that can replace expensive, inconvenient diagnostic testing and even predict heart attack and stroke.
The team, led by neurosurgeon Dr. Vijay Varadan, distinguished professor of electrical...