We’ve all seen apps and devices that tracks your sleep for you. The idea is to analyze your sleeping patterns and to determine if you have had a good night’s sleep or a rough one. Some apps and devices, like Sleep Cycle and the Jawbone UP, even have the ability to wake you up at the end of a REM cycle, as opposed to the middle of one, thus ensuring you are at your most awake when you get up.
If you like the sound and idea of such apps and devices, you might be interested to learn about a Kickstarter project for a device called Sense. The project is launched by James Proud of Hello Inc, where he was one of the recipients of a $100,000 grant from venture capitalist, Peter Thiel. The device in question acts like some of the other sensors we’ve seen in the past.
However it does differentiate itself by including sensors that can monitor noise, temperature, light, motion, humidity, and even particle counts for pollen and dust, so if you’re wondering why your nose might be clogged and why you keep sneezing, Sense will be able to tell you why, or at least point you in that direction.
The gadget will glow at night when the lights at turned off and when it glows green, it’s basically a sign that you’re in for a good night’s sleep. Other colors would suggest that you should probably check the app to see what’s wrong. Through the accompanying app, it will also be able to record sounds that might have woken you up, like a motorcycle revving late at night, or a dog barking, doors slamming, and so on.
It is understandable that some are a little concerned about their privacy, but according to Proud, the mic only turns on when you’ve gone to bed and it detects that you are no longer moving. It’s an interesting idea and if you’d like to learn more or pledge your donation, you can head on over to its Kickstarter page for the details.