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Sleep-Monitoring Orbs

The 'Sense' Orb Monitors Your Sleep Patterns and Sleeping Environment

— July 23, 2014 — Lifestyle
A 22-year-old tech whiz has invented a glowing orb that studies your sleep patterns and monitors your sleeping environment, giving you feedback and tips so you can work on improving the quality of your slumber.

The device, dubbed 'Sense,' comes with a 'Sleep Pill' that clips onto your pillowcase. The Pill records your sleep patterns by measuring how much you move in your sleep. The main Sense orb measures different environmental parameters including temperature, light, motion, humidity, sound and even pollen and dust particles in the air.

When users look at at the app in the morning, it produces a timeline of the entire night and shows you how different environmental stimuli might have affected your sleep patterns.

The orb's developer has taken to Kickstarter to raise funds for its production; a pledge of $99 will land you one if the product meets its fundraising goal.
Trend Themes
1. Sleep Monitoring Technology - The 'Sense' orb demonstrates the growing trend of using technology to monitor sleep patterns and improve sleep quality.
2. Environmental Monitoring Devices - The Sense orb showcases the trend of using devices to monitor various environmental parameters for health and wellness purposes.
3. Personalized Sleep Solutions - The Sense orb reflects the trend of providing individuals with personalized feedback and tips to improve their sleep quality.
Industry Implications
1. Health and Wellness - The sleep-monitoring orb presents an opportunity for the health and wellness industry to develop innovative solutions to help individuals optimize their sleep.
2. Consumer Electronics - The Sense orb highlights a potential disruptive innovation opportunity for the consumer electronics industry to create advanced sleep monitoring devices.
3. Crowdfunding Platforms - The Kickstarter campaign for the Sense orb demonstrates how crowdfunding platforms can enable the launch of novel sleep-monitoring technologies.
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