It’s hard to talk about sleep technology without mentioning Sleep Number, and with their most recent announcement from CES 2022, its now even harder. Five years after debuting their 360 Smart Bed at CES, the manufacturer has announced development of an array of “smart furniture” to add much welcomed accessibility features to its offering for aging populations and those recovering from injuries.
Sleep Number has also said that they have used over 12 billion hours-worth of sleep data to further enhance the original smart bed’s monitoring and reporting features. These have been staples within the smart bed ever since it first debuted, but Sleep Number notes that the upgrades are helping the bed take a more proactive stance on sleep health.
Being able to monitor general wellness and sleep health behaviors, the company states that improvements to the AI will one day allow it to detect abnormalities and alert users. It will also generate insights and suggests for users, as well as caregivers and doctors, based on measured patterns. Sleep Number also sees the bed gaining traction as a tool in healthcare settings,
However, it’s worth noting that the Sleep Number bed is still a way away from being able to give doctor-like diagnoses on its own. Such a capability would require FDA clearance, which many devices on the market have yet to receive. For now, most of the advancement comes with refining pre-existing capabilities of the bed.
Sleep Number Differentiates with “Smart Furniture,” Accessibility Features, Circadian Lighting
In addition to its improved software and sensors, a slew of “smart furniture” pieces are being added to the frame. When fully integrated, the full setup looks like an ornate headboard with drawers, and ultimately, is what helps set the bed apart in terms of a wellness offering, making it an adaptable, multigenerational, all-encompassing wellness tool.
The full list of features being added to the smart bed include:
- Mobility aids that increase ease of entering and exiting the bed for the elderly and those recovering from injuries.
- Individual audio and noise reduction technology.
- Ambient circadian lighting to help promote more natural sleep and wake cycles.
In addition, the bed will also come with adjustable reading lights and an integrated charging port. Sleep Number also states that users will be able to adjust the height of the bed, further adding to the ease of exit and entry for aging populations and those recovering from injuries.
The new version of the bed will also come equipped with “high-tech textiles,” antimicrobial components and graphite infused foam that will reportedly keep sleepers cool by encouraging more airflow. The bed will also be able to supplement this through gradual adjustments in relation to body microclimates. At this point, the only thing it’s missing would be a built-in air purifier and humidifier.
Availability for the bed has a projected 2023 timeframe with prices starting at $1,099, with the furniture receiving a similar projection, though price data is unavailable at this time.