Insomnia is common for many people, and most people never seek help. They look to sound machines and light therapy, but they never do anything to learn what their problem is and what the best course of action is to correct it. Part of the reason for this is because of the cost, both in money and time, that must be dedicated to sleep studies. But, Awarables is looking to help reduce the friction.
With all of the wearable devices and smartwatches, getting information about your sleep is easy, but getting actionable insights into what you can do to improve your sleep is far more difficult. Awarables has taken a different approach, working to bring the quality of data available through sleep studies to your own bedroom. This goal is accomplished through a combination of hardware and software. The company's Sleep Recorder tracks more than just movement - it records every heartbeat using a clinical-grade EKG. It even listens to audio, looking for snoring and other breathing abnormalities.
The data is then combined using advanced analytics based on the same science that powers sleep clinics. The connected app, called Sleep Help, then makes recommendations, creating an adaptive behavioral therapy program to help teach you how to sleep. Through these recommendations, you should be able to adjust your habits and behaviors in order to improve your sleep quality and schedule. With time, the adjustments become more natural and become part of your normal day. As that happens, the Sleep Recorder will recognize the changes and ease back on its recommendations moving forward.
The Awarables Sleep Recorder and the Sleep Help connected platform will be available in late 2020. To learn more about the offering and be notified when it becomes available, check out the company's website.
Scott is a developer who has worked on projects of varying sizes, including all of the PLUGHITZ Corporation properties. He is also known in the gaming world for his time supporting the rhythm game community, through DDRLover and hosting tournaments throughout the Tampa Bay Area. Currently, when he is not working on software projects or hosting F5 Live: Refreshing Technology, Scott can often be found returning to his high school days working with the Foundation for Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST), mentoring teams and helping with ROBOTICON Tampa Bay. He has also helped found a student software learning group, the ASCII Warriors, currently housed at AMRoC Fab Lab.