menu

Bear Pillow Nudges Snoring Sleeper To Get Them To Turn Over

Bear Pillow Nudges Snoring Sleeper To Get Them To Turn Over
Design & Architecture

Researchers in Tokyo have developed an anti-snoring robotic pillow shaped like a polar bear for people suffering from sleep apnea.

Emma Hutchings
  • 29 june 2012

Dr. Kabe from Waseda University in Tokyo has developed an anti-snoring robot called “Jukusui-kun” (“Deep Sleep”), a polar bear-shaped pillow device to help people suffering from sleep apnea.

The user attaches a pulse-oxygen meter (which also looks like a polar bear) to their hand and lies down on the pillow, which has a microphone inside. When their oxygen level drops and the noise level increases (indicating that they are snoring), the polar bear’s ‘paw’ nudges the sleeper and gets them to turn over onto their side, which is a better postion for a peaceful night’s sleep. Check out the anti-snoring pillow in the video below:

Waseda University

+Asia
+Design
+Electronics & Gadgets
+Health
+japan
+technology

More in Health

Health

Smart Bandage Will Apply Wound Medication For You

Researchers have developed the smart bandage to automatically analyze and administer care to a wound

19 October 2017
Health

Hearing Aids Reinvented To Make Them More Wearable For All

Eargo believes a redesign can make an unpopular product into something desirable

18 October 2017

The Latest

Event

To move beyond novelty activations and one-time gimmicks, PSFK equips marketers with the insights, templates and analytics to develop high-reach campaigns that meet consumers in the moment, collect and build upon experiential data, and build scale through content creation.

October 18, 2017
Video

At PSFK 2017, Peloton Co-Founder and COO Tom Cortese discussed how the company aims to utilize the power of Web 2.0 to marry the comfort of home fitness to the high-energy engagement of celebrity-run classes.

September 27, 2017
No search results found.