Samsung’s theme for this year’s IFA hovers around Internet of Things (IoT) and if you count out the SmartThings acquisition, one of the first IoT products to come out of Samsung’s stable is SLEEPsense.
SLEEPsense does what most of the fitness trackers do but more accurately. The flat circular device is just 1cm thick and can be put under the user’s mattress to track his/her sleep, movements, sleep pattern.
However, the interesting thing about SLEEPsense is the ability to control other connected products in the home like an air conditioner which will maintain an optimum temperature for quality sleep or turn off a TV when it detects the user is asleep.
Furthermore, it is equipped with EarlySense that helps to detect heart rate and and breathing rate while asleep. Samsung says EarlySense is approved US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
SLEEPsense would make a nifty device for an elderly since all the stats can be monitored in real time through an app and notifies in case of any discrepancy.
Samsung will release SLEEPsense later this year in South Korea and other countries.