- 10 January 2018
At this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Philips is introducing “SmartSleep”, a wearable solution to improve deep sleep quality for consumers who do not get enough sleep. SmartSleep is the latest addition to Philips’ portfolio of smart digital platforms and intelligent solutions that connect people, technology, and data to give consumers data-driven insights into their health and access to professional expertise and advice. Other Philips highlights at CES 2018 include innovations in respiratory care, mother and child care, oral health, male grooming and skin care.
“At this year’s CES we are showcasing innovations that help consumers take a more active role in managing their health and wellbeing”, said Egbert van Acht, Chief Business Leader Personal Health businesses at Philips. “New innovative solutions like SmartSleep, which builds on more than 2.6 billion nights of sleep data collected by Philips over the last 10 years, showcase how we are positioned to combine clinical know-how with consumer experience.”
Nearly 40 percent of people ages 25-54 get less than the recommended seven hours of sleep per night, which is reported to result in difficult concentration, memory, and focus. Philips says that studies suggest that deep sleep, or slow wave sleep, plays a critical role in resetting our brains to be more alert and focused and that people who experience high-quality slow-wave sleep have been shown to be more alert during the day, with better memory consolidation, executive function, and daytime energy.
Philips’ new SmartSleep is designed with two small sensors that detect periods of slow wave sleep and intervene with technology to boost it in real time. Philips’ proprietary advanced sleep analysis algorithms produce customized audio tones that enhance the depth and duration of slow wave sleep. An accompanying app logs sleep improvement over time and provides tips and advice on how to get the best possible night’s sleep.