Thursday, 31 July 2014 00:00
Ever wondered how well you actually slept? Well, if you find yourself wishing for a way to test that beyond how you feel in the morning, then the Sense, headed up by James Proud, might be what you want. This device will sense the air, light, sound and even your movements during the night to help determine how your sleep is being affected and also connects to your iOS or Android device so you can see the results. Also with this device is a sensor called the sleeping pill, that clips onto your pillowcase to measure in what way and what time you move in your sleep. This product is available for preorder at the moment and will ship in Q4 of 2014 should they reach their $100,000.00 goal, after which the Sense will be sold at the retail price of $129.00.
When you glance at the app in the morning, it displays a timeline of the prior evening. It might show you that at 3AM, you tossed and turned a bit because some lights came on, and at 6AM, your dog started howling, which caused some more stirring. Sense includes a microphone that listens to your room as you sleep, so it can actually play back the noises that woke you. Proud fed hundreds of sound samples into Sense — many of them snoring samples from YouTube — so the app might display "snoring" instead of "abrupt sound at 3AM."