Philips' SmartSleep headband is the latest innovation by the company and looks to resolve the lack of sleep many people suffer from. The SmartSleep is part of a large list of sleep-assisting products, but stands out thanks to its on-board sensors. At its core, the SmartSleep is a white noise machine, but what sets it apart is the use of brain activity sensors that personalize the experience to tailor the best sleep. The SmartSleep works in conjunction with a connected mobile that controls the headband's white noise pattern and also stores data for the user to review later.
The design of the device may turn some off, but it is hard to deny the results it has already shown in aiding sleep. Early pilot studies of white noise for sleep have come back positive and with Philips' knack for innovation, it is easy to see why this device may appeal to some. The on-board sensors and app control is sure to appeal to the technologically inclined and can better the sleep experience for many. For those looking to enhance their sleep experience, or put an end to difficulties sleeping, this may be the ideal innovation.