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Proof of Concept
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Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.
Does your bed partner keep you awake with snoring?
Snoring can be a huge problem for you and your partner. A good night’s rest is important to make you feel more energetic and productive during the day. We, at Sleep.ai, found existing snoring devices to be cumbersome, uncomfortable and too intrusive.
We developed a new and innovative solution: The Anti-Snore Wearable. Our wearable is linked to the free Do I Snore smartphone application. This campaign is our first move towards the market, and we would like you to be part of our journey. By backing our campaign, we can ensure your night’s rest. Help us to help you.
How it works
Research has shown that 70% of the snorers only snore, when they are sleeping on their back. We decided to develop a wearable, that will make the snorer turn to its side, as soon as the snoring starts. Turning to your side opens your airway and stops the snoring. The Anti-Snore Wearable is controlled by the Do I Snore smartphone application. This smartphone app detects snoring sounds and sends a signal to the wearable as soon as the snoring starts. The wearable gently vibrates, making the snorer adjust its sleeping position. Quiet nights and fresh mornings guaranteed!
The soft elastic strap and premium leather holster are designed to be flexible and comfortable. The Bluetooth vibration device is small and effective; a slight vibration encourages you to adjust your sleeping position without waking you up.
The Do I Snore App
Find out if you snore tonight! Download our free "Do I Snore" app.
The Anti Snore Wearable is linked with our free Do I Snore smartphone app and offers insights to your sleep and snoring patterns. The app precisely identifies snoring sounds and sends a signal to the wearable making it vibrate. It only vibrates in light sleep and won’t wake you up. The app automatically adjusts the vibrate schedule after a few nights to provide an optimized effect.
The app is backed by an algorithm that is able to distinguish snoring sounds, even when there are multiple persons sleeping in the same room. The app creates a personal record of your snoring pattern and helps you to identify factors that can influence the snoring like alcohol, smoking and medication. A history of all the recordings is kept on your device.
Apart from the ability to work with the wearable, the app is able to statistically distinguish your snoring patterns if used over several nights. By using the app several nights (even without the wearable), the app tracks your snoring and sleeping patterns. By entering the remedies and factors that might influence your snoring behaviour, you can even monitor behavioural changes to decrease your snoring over time.
Easy to use
We created a device that is both comfortable and easy to use without too many instructions.
1. Put the Anti-Snore Wearable on one of your arms.
2. Start the Do I Snore app, and connect the wearable.
3. Connect your phone to its power source, and place it on your night stand.
4. You are now ready for a good night’s rest.
1. High quality soft elastic strap and premium leather holster .
2. Bluetooth v4.2 low energy device with a vibration motor powered by a battery.
Testing the wearable
The golden standard for testing sleep devices is a Polysomnography (PSG), a PSG is done in a sleep laboratory. During a PSG snoring and the position of the body is also measured, we used this data to test the anti-snore wearable and the different vibration patterns. Below you see a testperson lying on his back and lying on the left side after the wearable vibrated.
The app and the wearable can also measure if you're in light or deep sleep, we use this to make an extra setting to only vibrate during light sleep, because you won't wake up of a vibration during light sleep and your normal sleep quality isn't disturbed.
The first graph displays the sleep cycle (N1 & N2 is light sleep) of the test person, the second is the sleep position, the last graph displays the snoring sound.
The blue arrows indicate a clear moment of snoring, the wearable vibrating and the patient changing its sleeping position without waking up.
We have a broad network and we enrolled various programs to stay focussed and to meet the deadlines.
Risks and challenges
We are devoted to deliver the Anti-Snore Wearable to our backers, but there are inherent challenges in developing and building smart devices. To mitigate the risks we have built prototypes of the products and extensively tested them. An extensive validation study is planned test and further increase the reliability of our products. We have enrolled the Rockstart and StartUp Health programs to ensure quality and focus during the development process and the growth of our company. We are an experienced team devoted to meet the deadlines and to deliver the devices to our customers. Still, unforeseen events happen and we commit to being transparent about the challenges we are facing. Remember that the anti-snore-wearable will potentially make you turn to your side, about 70% of all snorers only snore when they sleep on their back. For 30% of the snorers this device won't solve the snoring problem.
For patients whom suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) or Positional Obstructive Sleep Apnea (POSAS) this wearable is NOT a scientifically proven treatment option.