Ginger Looks to Assess Sleep

MIT Media Lab spinout Ginger is a virtual behavioral health care and coaching service that has unsurprisingly seen a large amount of growth since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to growing its weekly utilization rates by…

A Whopping $100M More for Whoop

Boston-based wearables company Whoop just closed a Series E funding round of $100 million, bringing the start-up's total fundraising to more than $200 million and its valuation to $1.2 billion since its founding in 2012. The company offers…

Urgo Urges Your Brain to Sleep

French startup URGOTECH is the health tech offshoot of the Urgo Group, a large company that specializes in wound care and over-the-counter supplements. URGOTECH has just launched the URGOnight, a headband meant to be worn in the daytime…

Kokoon Raises $300k in 24 Hours on Kickstarter

British tech company Kokoon is no stranger to Kickstarter fundraising. Its first campaign, for electroencephalography (EEG) headphones designed for better sleep, raised close to $2M in two months back in 2015. The product, which is now…

Bose Recommits to Sleepbud Technology

American electronics manufacturer Bose is well-known for its audio technology and sound systems for both personal and commercial settings. Despite having thirty (30) patents in consumer sleep technology, the company's only targeted sleep…

Safe Sleeping in Capsule Pods

A significant concern of the coronavirus pandemic is hospital overcrowding. The strain on limited physical capacity can cause patients to be turned away or placed in uncomfortable accommodations; in addition, hospital staff and patients…

BrainLit Sheds a Light on New Product

Swedish lighting company BrainLit recently signed a deal with electronics manufacturer NOTE ahead of a proposed new product launch later this year. BrainLit specializes in indoor lighting systems designed to imitate natural lighting with…

Oura Health Scores Numerous Pro Sports Partnerships

Finnish tech startup Oura Health has signed a number of partnerships in the last year to expand the visibility and use of its Oura Ring wearable, a biometric sleep and fitness tracker that is unique in its ability to monitor user…

Casper Seeking Profits With Minimal Patent Investments

E-commerce mattress startup Casper Sleep was valued at $1.1B before its IPO in February of this year. Two months after going public, the company's stocks dropped to $4.12/share, or a market value of $163 million; as a result of further…

Intel Still Eyeing Sleep Tech

Computing giant Intel is known for many things, but sleep tracking is not one of them. The company does, of course, supply processing chips for various wearable devices; however, Intel's brief venture into producing its own wearables ended…

Amazon Launches Wearable Device

Tech giant Amazon has just announced its new wearable, which focuses on monitoring users' health through microphones, heart rate sensors, and temperature sensors with a variety of novel features. The Halo band is incorporated with an…

Keep Cool with ChiliPad

North Carolina-based sleep tech company ChiliSleep recently announced the latest model of its chiliPAD cooling mattress pad, which uses water to cool the bed and the body to a temperature that studies have shown will improve quality of…

Samsung’s Watching the Competition

Tech giant Samsung recently unveiled the newest version of its Galaxy Watch®, which includes more functionalities for health tracking in keeping with the general trend of smart wearables being used to monitor and analyze data you would…

Apple and UCLA Launch New Study with Beddit Product

This week, UCLA announced a new study co-designed with Apple to determine new methods for detecting and treating depression using the iPhone, the Apple Watch, and the Beddit sleep tracker. The first two products are widely-known to all…

Who Do You Want to Wake You Up?

Consumer electronic manufacturer Bose recently filed a patent application for a sleep system that uses biometric sensors and ambient sound sensing to trigger an alarm and wake a user up at the optimal time within a predetermined window.…

Sula Health Launches Indiegogo Product Without U.S. Patent Publications

Irish startup Sula Health has launched an Indiegogo campaign for its light therapy glasses, which act as prescription glasses but are also designed to deliver light therapy to reset a healthy circadian rhythm and promote good sleep. The…

Garmin Acquires Longtime Partner Firstbeat

Garmin has acquired the consumer licensing branch of Finnish physiological analytics company Firstbeat Technologies after using its software solutions for over ten years. Firstbeat focuses on using heart data and mathematical modeling to…

SleepCogni Continues Moving Towards Commercialization

British start-up SleepCogni was awarded a continuity grant from InnovateUK, a government-backed innovation agency, bringing its total funding to $2.5M. Nearly half of that total amount was raised or awarded within the last month.…

Dreem Taking a More Active Role in Improving Sleep

The Dreem headband is a wearable well-known for its ability to accurately monitor sleep. In fact, results from a clinical trial conducted by French researchers were recently published in a peer-review study asserting that the Dreem device…

SleepScore Labs Backs Ebb Therapeutics

Ebb Therapeutics, a Pittsburgh-based company that develops solutions for poor sleep, has been endorsed by SleepScore Labs after new studies that back Ebb's wearable sleep device were published earlier this year. SleepScore Labs is a…

Could Apple’s Patents Portend Their Next Moves in Sleep Tech?

Tech giant Apple is holding its weeklong annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) virtually starting June 22, 2020. Rather than rolling out new product models, the WWDC is usually aimed more at showcasing Apple's operating systems and…

Will Aladdin Dreamer Awake Soon?

Aladdin Dreamer was incorporated in 2015 and made ambitious progress in lucid dream stimulation up until 2017, when it was awarded U.S. Patent 9737683 and announced the completion of their wireless prototype. However, the Aladdin timeline…

Patents Predict Sleep Products in Thync’s Future

Bay Area-based startup Thync develops neurostimulation wearables to improve everyday life. This month, they announced the Zing Energy patch, which aims to increase energy and improve focus by targeting auricular nerves. Thync has explored…

Rise & Shine – Sleep Awakens in the IoT

Sleep is a valued commodity, one that promotes good health and productivity in people’s lives. With the rise of technology, and the Internet of Things (IoT), sleep is an industry that has grown through investment in Intellectual Property…

Perfect the Timing of Your Morning Coffee

Integrated Safety Support, an Australian company that offers solutions for employee fatigue management, has released a mobile app that uses patented technology originally developed by the U.S. Army. The PeakAlert app tests user alertness…

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