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Innovation of the Week

Innovation of the week: The Sleep Monitor

Data-ify your sleep — without a wearable

Want to track your sleep patterns but think wearables are a hassle? asked Dean Takahashi at Venture Beat. Finnish startup Beddit has a new device that monitors your heart rate and breathing while you sleep — without having to put anything on. Beddit attaches to your mattress, where sensors detect a sleeper's heartbeat, respiration, and movements. Data is sent to a smartphone, and sleep quality is calculated. The device also offers "a smart alarm" that will rouse you during a light sleep stage when waking up is easier.