Talk about a rude awakening. If you snore, this new pillowbot from Japan will gently brush your cheek to get you to stop — or flip out of bed in terror as its disturbingly slow arm moves toward you.
It's designed to help people sleep better by stopping chronic snorers and those who suffer from sleep apnea, which causes breathing difficulty while sleeping. The robot, called "Jukusui-kun" or "deep sleep" in Japanese, is designed to look like a friendly snoozing polar bear. It is connected to a small glove device (also fuzzy bear-shaped) that measures blood oxygen levels, and a below-the-sheets sensor that detects loud noises. The pillow itself also has a microphone to monitor snore decibel levels. A person's vital stats are pre-programmed into a terminal, which connects wirelessly so you don't get tangled up in cables.
When the sensors detect blood-oxygen levels are getting too low, or when snoring becomes unbearably loud (yeah that's right), the bear-pillow's paw moves slowly and frighteningly toward the sleeping person's face. This gentle cheek-brush induces the snoring person to turn over on to his or her side, which stops snoring and restores a more restful sleep. The bearpillowbot was developed at Tokyo's Waseda University and was unveiled during the International Robot Show.
yea every man has a gf in need of this...tired of those womanly snores
This sounds like a solution for people who sleep alone, but if you sleep alone then who cares about your snoring? The rest of us have someone to elbow us in the ribs when we start sawing logs. "Oops, I'm sorry I knocked the wind out of you, hon. I thought you were having a bad dream or needed CPR or something."
BTW, I use earplugs anyway, so wifey can snore all she wants.
Actually, the part about low o2 sat can be a concern, so if people have a deviated septum or something then there are inserts that you can put in your nose to keep it open wider and help you breathe better.
Sure, I get it, it’s a demo and the man is wearing a suit.
But why does he need a blanket and why is he holding a sheep? Why is important for the camera to show the sheep at the end?
I like this gadget.want to use it on my brother.