Nintendo's Quality of Life to Measure Sleep Patterns

By Jorge Ba-oh 30.10.2014 7


Nintendo have outlined one of the first projects within the upcoming Quality of Life platform.

The Japanese game maker has been keen to think outside the box, focusing on new technologies and improving consumers' lives. The first project will be aimed at sleep; an aspect of a daily routine that "significantly affects our health" and how "accumulated fatigue makes it difficult to maintain good health."

Nintendo feel that sleep and fatigue are difficult to visualise subjectively, so are developing a tool to monitor sleep conditions with ResMed.

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The sensor would sit on a bedside table and it'll be designed to measure body movements, breathing and heartbeat by using radio frequencies. The collated data can then be used to improve the user's quality of life, by making suggestions for gradual improvement.

The platform, which will also come bundled with an app on smartphones and game systems, will launch in 2016.

What do you think of the concept?

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Personally, I find this to be really cool because coincidentally I was just recently looking at what gadgets were out there to measure sleep quality.

u can download a few apps off google play and no doubt the apple app store. i have seen a few but wether they are any good is anyones guess

Quite interestingly actually, could prove a winner - I'd be curious to see how good/bad mine is, as I always wake up pretty drained Smilie

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Ironically using electronic devices before bed is seen to be one of the real major factors to bad sleep. I wonder if Nintendo will reccomend not gaming before bed time....hmmmm

I hope that if it detects you are restless and can't sleep it just starts playing this:

( Edited 02.11.2014 23:19 by Sonic_13 )

This immediately reminded me of that Sense sleep ball, which smashed its Kickstarter and raised $2.4 million.

Hmmm Nintendo might go all aparoid on us though...they've already showed us what could happen in our sleep in Starfox assault...

skip to 8:49 seconds...

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