A new patent filed by Apple in 2015, and published today by the United States Patent and Trademark Office, shines some light on what the company could be working on in regards to sleep tracking technology and its recent acquisition of Beddit. Called „Adjusting alarms based on sleep onset latency,“ the new patent describes in detail a system that could receive data from devices like an iPhone, Apple Watch, or a Beddit-like flat, flexible sensor, and intelligently track user behavior to help them get their best night sleep possible (via AppleInsider).
The patent explains that most people have typical bedtime habits recurring every night, such as going to the [...]
Sleep expert Roy J.E.M Raymann, who joined Apple back in 2014, has left the company and moved on to SleepScore Labs, where he will serve as Vice President of Sleep Science and Scientific Affairs.
Raymann joined Apple as the company was developing the Apple Watch, and at the time, his hiring spurred rumors that the device would have sleep tracking capabilities, which never materialized.
Prior to joining Apple, where he served as „Health and Health Technologies Staff,“ Raymann was at Philips where he founded the Philips Sleep Experience Laboratory, a non-clinical sleep research facility.
According to his LinkedIn profile, while at Apple, Raymann [...]
Fitbit today announced a new featured called „Sleep Schedule“ as an update to its existing iOS and Android apps, aimed at guiding users into an overall more healthy lifestyle through the introduction of consistent sleep patterns. Users who wear their Fitbit devices to bed will gain increased insight into their sleeping schedules, as well as personalized sleep goals and reminders that are all aimed at encouraging a consistent bedtime every night.
Interestingly, Fitbit’s new Sleep Schedule appears largely similar to the new „Bedtime“ tab in iOS 10. Beta testers have commented on Bedtime’s disappointing sleep tracking functionality — [...]