Samsung is getting smartphones to cure cancer while owners sleep
Considering how useful smartphones are, there’s still plenty of untapped potential. Locket has already gone some way to earn smartphone owners cash by turning their lock screens into ad space, and now a new app called Power Sleep harnesses the computational power of the devices to crunch data at a time when they’re otherwise not in use. READ MORE…

Samsung is getting smartphones to cure cancer while owners sleep

Considering how useful smartphones are, there’s still plenty of untapped potential. Locket has already gone some way to earn smartphone owners cash by turning their lock screens into ad space, and now a new app called Power Sleep harnesses the computational power of the devices to crunch data at a time when they’re otherwise not in use. READ MORE…

Customizable sleeping bag works for any adventure
Having the need to survive outdoors naturally breeds innovative solutions, which is why in the past we’ve seen a number of inventive camping products from the unique Windcatcher airmat — which inflates with a few breaths — to the Earl tablet designed for the wild. Currently seeking funding on Kickstarter, the Kammok Thylacine is a sleeping bag that can be adapted for multiple seasons and situations. READ MORE…

Customizable sleeping bag works for any adventure

Having the need to survive outdoors naturally breeds innovative solutions, which is why in the past we’ve seen a number of inventive camping products from the unique Windcatcher airmat — which inflates with a few breaths — to the Earl tablet designed for the wild. Currently seeking funding on Kickstarter, the Kammok Thylacine is a sleeping bag that can be adapted for multiple seasons and situations. READ MORE…

Customizable smart lamp wakes up users during light sleep phases
Getting up in the morning isn’t easy – or helped by irritating beepers. We’ve already seen the Uniqlo Wake Up app tailor its alarm to the weather each day, and now the iwaku is a smartphone-connected lamp that eases sleepers into the morning by detecting light sleep phases. READ MORE…

Customizable smart lamp wakes up users during light sleep phases

Getting up in the morning isn’t easy – or helped by irritating beepers. We’ve already seen the Uniqlo Wake Up app tailor its alarm to the weather each day, and now the iwaku is a smartphone-connected lamp that eases sleepers into the morning by detecting light sleep phases. READ MORE…

From Japan, retailer’s alarm clock app wakes users with music tailored to the weather
There’s been a flurry of alarm-clock innovations on our virtual pages over the past few months, including an app from German airline Lufthansa and another that factors snowy weather into wake-up times. Now joining the list is Uniqlo Wake Up, a social alarm app from Japanese fashion retailer Uniqlo that incorporates the current weather, time and day of the week into its wake-up music. READ MORE…

From Japan, retailer’s alarm clock app wakes users with music tailored to the weather

There’s been a flurry of alarm-clock innovations on our virtual pages over the past few months, including an app from German airline Lufthansa and another that factors snowy weather into wake-up times. Now joining the list is Uniqlo Wake Up, a social alarm app from Japanese fashion retailer Uniqlo that incorporates the current weather, time and day of the week into its wake-up music. READ MORE…

Robotic polar bear pillow helps stop snoring


The science of sleep has inspired many of the innovations featured on Springwise, with a recent example being the Somnus Sleep Shirt featured earlier this year. Now we’ve discovered Jukusui-Kun in Japan, a polar bear-shaped robotic pillow designed to measure and respond to blood oxygen levels and sound levels, in order to help people who snore. READ MORE…

Robotic polar bear pillow helps stop snoring

The science of sleep has inspired many of the innovations featured on Springwise, with a recent example being the Somnus Sleep Shirt featured earlier this year. Now we’ve discovered Jukusui-Kun in Japan, a polar bear-shaped robotic pillow designed to measure and respond to blood oxygen levels and sound levels, in order to help people who snore. READ MORE…


Wearable pillow facilitates desktop power naps at work

The virtues of the power nap have long been extolled, and we’ve seen several efforts dedicated to enabling such restorative diversions. Now joining the ranks of the sleep pod, the nap hotel and the sleep salon, however, is the Ostrich, a wearable pillow that helps workers catch up on some rest without even leaving their desks. READ MORE…

Wearable pillow facilitates desktop power naps at work

The virtues of the power nap have long been extolled, and we’ve seen several efforts dedicated to enabling such restorative diversions. Now joining the ranks of the sleep pod, the nap hotel and the sleep salon, however, is the Ostrich, a wearable pillow that helps workers catch up on some rest without even leaving their desks. READ MORE…


T-shirt monitors sleep patterns of the wearer
We’ve already seen several innovations geared toward helping consumers track their sleep patterns during the night — most recently, the Zeo Personal Sleep Coach system — but typically they all require that the user wear some sort of conspicuous additional monitoring device in order to accomplish that task. Not so the Somnus Sleep Shirt, a sensor-embedded t-shirt that can simply be worn instead of a regular undershirt. READ MORE…

T-shirt monitors sleep patterns of the wearer

We’ve already seen several innovations geared toward helping consumers track their sleep patterns during the night — most recently, the Zeo Personal Sleep Coach system — but typically they all require that the user wear some sort of conspicuous additional monitoring device in order to accomplish that task. Not so the Somnus Sleep Shirt, a sensor-embedded t-shirt that can simply be worn instead of a regular undershirt. READ MORE…