About this project
Introducing ZEEQ, the world’s most sophisticated pillow. ZEEQ is not just another device or accessory, it is an active participant in your sleep. ZEEQ can play music to help you fall asleep, monitor and react to your snoring, analyze your sleep and intelligently wake you up. Unlike other sleep technology ZEEQ actually responds to the data it collects.
ZEEQ will help you fall asleep by allowing you to listen to music through the pillow and letting you choose music from your favorite sources. You can set a sleep timer in the app so the music will stop automatically - that way you can focus on sleep. We have even created some new relaxing tracks (some even using binaural beats) to help you fall asleep faster and achieve even more restful sleep.
If ZEEQ hears snoring, it will gently vibrate the pillow to encourage a new sleeping position.
Your natural sleep movements are recorded and used to wake you up at the ideal moment in your sleep cycle, making groggy mornings a thing of the past. Most importantly, ZEEQ is the most comfortable pillow you will ever own.
All the technology in the world will never be more important than softness, support, and premium materials, but luckily ZEEQ integrates technology and comfort seamlessly.
Make sleep a priority no matter your lifestyle. ZEEQ integrates into your existing sleep habits and improves your sleep without you even being aware of it.
ZEEQ links to a smartphone app, so you can see your sleep data, including your Snore Score. If you want to take it a step farther, the app can help you track your diet, exercise and other habits to analyze how these factors effect your sleep, so you can make changes toward more restful slumber.
The ZEEQ Difference
The ZEEQ pillow will improve your sleep quality and quantity in multiple ways.
If you fall asleep better with music, REM-Fit Audio lets you stream music wirelessly, so you don’t have to sleep with headphones in and you won’t disturb your partner. You can even use one of the REM-Fit soundscapes if you prefer a more ambient experience.
The Snore Alarm uses a built in microphone with decibel sensitivity to hear snoring, and responds by gently vibrating the pillow to encourage the user to change positions without waking them up.
As soon as you go to bed, ZEEQ will start to monitor your sleep. It uses a 3-axis gyroscope to detect your motion throughout the night and provide data on the quality of your sleep.
Smart Wake senses where you are in your sleep cycle based on these movements, and wakes you up at the ideal moment in a predetermined time range. It will use soft vibrations to wake you gently without affecting your partner.
Most importantly, ZEEQ is the most comfortable pillow you will ever own. REM-Fit is an expert in pillows and bedding, and will never sacrifice comfort for technology. A cozy, supportive memory foam shell and soft, durable Tencell pillow case make this pillow a dream to lay your head on.
Fall asleep effortlessly, sleep peacefully and wake up rejuvenated.
Aren’t you ready to see how it feels to be rested and energized for the two thirds of your life that you spend awake?
The ZEEQ App
ZEEQ integrates with a smartphone app to deliver sleep and snore data. You can use as few or as many of ZEEQ’s features as you want, and you can customize each one to your preference.
Want to turn down the vibration strength of your pillow?
Want to listen to Spotify as you fall asleep?
All this and more can be controlled from the ZEEQ app.
See your 7 day trends on the app's dashboard. Find out how well you fared on sleep quality and snore score.
ZEEQ is an active participant in your sleep, and if you want to be an active participant too you can use the manual features provided in the app such as diet, caffeine and alcohol consumption, exercise tracking and more.
As the app learns more about your habits, both while asleep and while awake, it can detect patterns and correlations and start to make suggestions on how to improve your sleep quality.
When you back either of our Bonus Pack reward levels, you will receive one or more REM-Fit Activity Trackers. The activity tracker is the perfect compliment to your ZEEQ pillow because it tracks your activity during the day while ZEEQ monitors your sleep, and they both use the same app for integrated information.
• Track your steps, distance and calories burned
• ActivePoints - ActivePoints reward you for more than just your steps by analyzing the intensity and duration of your activity. The more active you are in a day, the more ActivePoints you can earn.
• 360 LifeScore - Strive for a great night of sleep and a day of activity. Your SleepPoints and ActivePoints contribute to an overall 360 LifeScore.
Dimensions: 21”x 27”, the standard pillow size
Materials: Tencel pillowcase, memory foam outer shell, comfort filling
Battery: 5000 mAh rechargeable, lasts approximately 1 week
Electronics: 3-Axis gyroscope, vibration motors, individual decibel tuned microphone, 8 precision placed speakers
All the heavy lifting is done; we are already near completion on our design and engineering. We have several functional samples of the pillow. We already have manufacturers for all our components and have visited the factories in Shenzhen, Shanghai and India 8 separate times.
There are a few big steps left to take: tooling, international testing and manufacturing. Your support will help us produce our first order of ZEEQ!
The good news for supporters is that the wait for the finished product will be short - you will have ZEEQ under your head in less than 6 months!
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About the Company
REM-Fit is a team of dedicated individuals who believe in a restful night’s sleep.
Being fitness enthusiasts, we know how important rest and recovery are to any training routine, which is why we developed the first Total Sleep Recovery product line to help you meet your fitness goals.
Launched in 2014, REM-Fit is an active lifestyle bedding brand that that helps you achieve a healthy and active lifestyle by getting the best sleep possible for maximum recovery and comfort. The REM-Fit product line consists of three product categories: The REST, the ENERGIZE and the MOTIVATE Collections.
By focusing on both activity and the sleep needed for recovery, REM-Fit Active is an exciting way for you, no matter what fitness level, to track your sleep and activity and contribute to living a healthy lifestyle.
REM-Fit is a division of Protect-A-Bed, a company with over 35 years of experience in the sleep industry and more than 8000 stores across the country.
Risks and challenges
A pillow is a very personal item and people have different options on the ideal pillow. We have worked hard to make a pillow that will be very comfortable for all types of sleeping positions and firmness preferences.
MAKING EVERYTHING WORK TOGETHER:
There are a lot of sensors and components inside of a very soft object. Not only must if feel great to sleep on, it has to work properly. The noise sensors must react properly; the vibration motors must be strong enough to be felt through the padding, but not overpowering. We had to write new algorithms and logic so that all of our various components worked in concert with each other easily and effectively.
Having a microphone that can detect sound down to a specific decibel and then react properly is a key component. The microphone has to be cost effective, sensitive and accurate. This is not an easy feat!
With all the information coming from the pillow, the app needs to not only read the raw data, but present it in a way that makes sense to the end user. Also, the app must be easy to use, which can be a challenge with all the features available to the user.
We have already done all the heavy lifting: We have factories lined up, components sourced and functional prototypes created. However, we know that there can be unforeseen challenges between pre-production and production. It is not unheard of for a factory to change hands or a component to fail in production. We are an established company with experience and relationships, which should minimize any manufacturing issues we might face.
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