MIT startup Nyx Devices wants to watch you sleep. However, unlike other methods of sleep diagnostics, their method doesn’t sterile-looking sleep laboratories or intrusive EEG’s. All you need to do is dress for the occasion, in this case, in Nyx Device’s Somnus Sleep Shirt. The Somnus Sleep Shirt is a form-fitting shirt embedded with a couple of sensors to measure your respiration. The sensor information is stored in a small data recorder kept in a hip pocket, which the user removes and connects to a computer for uploading.
Analyzing sleep patterns based on respiration is still considered experimental, but inventor and Massachusetts General Hospital sleep neurologist Matt Bianchi thinks the device could help patients suffering from insomnia.
Take a look at this video below of Matt Bianchi explaining how the Somnus Sleep Shirt works:
Product page: Nyx Devices…
(hat tip: Engadget)