NATIONAL SLEEP FOUNDATION — The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) announces the winners of the 2019 SleepTech Awards. These awards recognize innovative sleep technology companies. Twenty-eight semi-finalists pitched their product to a panel of judges in front of a live audience at Sleep Show® in Houston, Texas on March 9th. Five finalists were selected from this group.
The ReST Bed™, which senses a sleeper’s position and makes automatic real-time adjustments, won the 2019 SleepTech Award. Timeshifter – The Jet Lag App® based on sleep and circadian neuroscience research won the 2019 SleepTech App Award.
Congratulations to ReST, Timeshifter, and all of the semi-finalists! NSF can’t wait to showcase more exciting innovations next year. To learn more or receive application updates, please contact [email protected].
In 2017, the National Sleep Foundation launched the world’s first innovation award for sleep technology. With so many companies developing exciting new technologies, NSF believes it is time to formally recognize these innovations.
The 18 unique semi-finalists pitched their products to an expert panel of judges at the third annual SleepTech® Summit co-located with the 2017 Health 2.0 Fall Conference. Happiest Baby’s SNOO Smart Sleeper was named the winner!
SNOO features adjustable and automated rocking motions, white noise generation, and a variety of safety and comfort features with the aim of helping babies sleep longer and better The award was presented to Dr. Harvey Karp, Happiest Baby’s Founder and CEO.
Congratulations to Happiest Baby and all of the semi-finalists! NSF is already looking forward to the innovations that 2018’s entrants will bring to the next SleepTech® Award. To learn more or receive award application updates, please contact Jessica Wurzer, Sleep Technology & Education Coordinator at [email protected] or 703-243-1753.
It is a great time to be at the intersection of sleep and technology. This innovative space requires smart and strategic partnerships in order to address critical trends in innovation, globalization and regulation.
An exciting example of collaboration is NSF’s work with the Consumer Technology Association and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). In September 2017, CTA and NSF announced a new standard for measuring sleep cycles with wearables and other applications. The new standard expands on 2016’s work that defined terms and functionality required for sleep measuring devices.
Since 2014, the R6.4 WG1 Sleep Monitors group has brought together sleep experts and technology manufacturers to develop standards for sleep technology. To date, the working group has 42 members, including Apple, Beddit, Fitbit, and Qualcomm Inc.
Click here to read the official press release about the latest standards.