SleepScore Labs, a joint venture between ResMed, a medical firm focused on sleep devices, Pegasus Capital Advisors, and Dr. Mehmet Oz, is releasing the SleepScore Max sleep monitoring system. The contact-free device simply rests on the nightstand, watching the patient, and recording sleep events and what stages the person is in at different times of the night. The company claims it has been tested against polysomnography, the typical way sleep studies are done, and performed quite well. We recently spoke with Colin Lawlor, CEO of SleepScore Labs about the company’s technology and what consumers can expect from it.
The nightstand device connects to the user’s smartphone app, which displays every night’s readings, including a “SleepScore,” and provides suggestions on how to improve one’s sleep. In addition to getting readings from the monitoring device, the app also takes data about the person’s activities, such as eating and drinking, which helps to improve the suggestions that it makes.
The device works by sweeping the sleeping person with sound waves 16 times every second looking for even the slightest movement. Software then processes this data and detects breathing and when the person moves around in bed.
Here’s more about the SleepScore Max according to the company’s announcement:
- SleepScore: A nightly 0–100 score calculating the length and quality of your sleep with SleepScore by ResMed technology, validated with what it believes is the largest comparative PSG dataset of any sleep tracking technology, along with a large number of peer-reviewed scientific publications. A more detailed view is provided in the form of a sleep graph.
- Sleep Guide: Personalized, science-based advice in the iOS app, triggered by an individual’s sleep data and based on a review of more than 600 clinical papers. Users can also set sleep goals, track weekly progress, and receive comprehensive sleep reports to share with their doctor. The Sleep Guide has been refined over four years, analyzing 2.7 million nights of data.
- Smart Alarm: Designed to gently wake an individual at the right time in their sleep, so they feel refreshed and ready for the day when they get out of bed.
- Recommended Solutions: SleepScore Max recommends sleep solutions, such as bedroom lighting, digital sleep therapies, soothing pillows and more, tailored to an individual’s sleep profile and only where the data suggests they may help. Every recommendation has shown to improve sleep and has been evaluated by SleepScore Labs.
Flashbacks: S+, Setting a New Standard in Consumer and Clinical Sleep Technology: Interview with Colin Lawlor, CEO of SleepScore Labs…; ResMed S+ Non-Contact Sleep Monitoring System, an Advanced Tracker for Your Zs…
Product page: SleepScore Max…