CEA & NSF Wearable Sleep Monitors Working Group

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Overview

NATIONAL SLEEP FOUNDATION -- Sleep technology has incredible potential to improve consumers’ sleep and their health, but in many cases current sleep trackers have not met consumer expectations. It is possible for wearables to produce useful sleep tracking metrics, but we need to standardize.

That’s why CEA and the National Sleep Foundation have partnered to explore technology standards that will aid the development of consumer sleep technology. In 2014, CEA formed a Wearable Sleep Monitors Working Group that is developing standards, bulletins and other documents addressing wearable sleep monitoring equipment.

Members

In addition to sleep experts from NSF, the working group includes companies at the leading edge of digital health technology, including including  Apple, Fitbit, Huawei, Under Armour, and Verily, among many others.

Working Group Progress

The group has published the standards below and is excited to publish ANSI/CTA/NSF- 2052.2: Methodology of Measurements for Features in Sleep Tracking Consumer Technology Devices and Applications coming in mid-2019. 

Read ANSI/CTA Standard: Methodology of Measurements for Features in Sleep Tracking Consumer Technology Devices and Applications (September 2017)

Read ANSI/CTA Standard: Definitions and Characteristics for Wearable Sleep Monitors (September 2016).

Definitions and Characteristics of Wearable Sleep Monitors September 2016    Methodology of Measurements of Features in Sleep Tracking Consumer Technology Devices and Applications September 2017