#IFA2015 Samsung SleepSense wearable for improving sleep

Developed in conjunction with medical device manufacturer EarlySense, Samsung has announced SleepSense at IFA 2015 in Berlin. It’s a new type of personal healthcare device that is supposed to help you improve the quality of your sleep.

Just slip the sensor underneath your mattress to track your movements in the night. This sensor (pictured above) then syncs directly with your phone, granting you full access to its sleep data in the dedicated SleepSense app.

You can also sync it up with Samsung smart appliances by pairing SleepSense with SmartThings, a connected home control platform acquired by Samsung last year. Set the air conditioning to come on at key moments in your sleep cycle, or simply set the TV to turn off automatically when SleepSense detects that you’ve nodded off.

Samsung claims the device is 97% accurate at reading your sleep patterns – it uses that info to generate sleep reports each morning with tailored advice on how to get a better night’s rest.

Your sleep score is calculated based on seven elements; total sleep time, sleep efficiency, the time it took to fall asleep, the number of times you woke up, the number of times you got out of bed, percentage of time in REM (rapid eye movement) and percentage of time in deep sleep.

So many stats in fact that you’ll probably never have a decent night’s sleep ever again worrying about what they all mean.


Chris Price