Beddit - Automatic sleep and wellness tracker.

A Beddit sensor tracks your sleep quality, heart rate, and breathing under the sheet while sleeping.
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Annina Pierson
Technology
Saratoga, California
United States
11 Team Members

Beddit

Unlike other wellness trackers, Beddit doesn’t require you to wear anything. You just place the ultra-thin Beddit sensor under your bed sheet and sleep on it.

In the morning, you get a full report of your sleep quality, heart rate, breathing rhythm, movement, sleep stages, snoring, and the sleeping environment; noise level and light. You get also personalized coaching tips and guidance based on your results how you can improve your sleep and wellness.

Beddit sensor and Application

Technovation Award Because of our passive method, your sleep is natural and undisturbed. Therefore, the results of how you sleep will be more accurate.

We need your help to finalize the design, order the first production batch of sensors and to complete the mobile application. We have developed this product for over two years together with leading sleep experts and we have almost ten years of experience in ballistocardiography (BCG), the underlying scientific method.

We have had the Beddit Pro sleep tracker for professional use on the market over 18 months. Now, we want to make this available for everyone at a reasonable price with a captivating and useful app by introducing the new Beddit for your wellness.

Sleep is an essential part of our lives and one of the key factors in our wellbeing. We spend almost a third of our lives in bed. Approximately half of us experience some sort of sleep disorder. Some don't even notice that their exhaustion is originating from poor sleep.

We want to give you insight on how you sleep so that you can improve your sleep and improve your overall performance and quality of life.

Beddit in media

How Beddit can help you

Beddit sensor and Application

Beddit is essentially a convenient sleep and wellness tracker working as a life-style and stress management tool. You can track your sleep, wellness and stress levels and get coaching on how to overcome any issues. Sleep is the third key element of your wellbeing, in addition to nutrition and exercise. Beddit is not a medical device, but with Beddit, you can manage your sleep.

Beddit Feature Diagram

It is important for everyone to manage stress no matter if it is originating from exercise, work or from the environment. By understanding the quality of your sleep, one can take steps to improve sleep which helps to reduce levels of stress in our daily lives.

Managing sleep is especially important for athletes. Sleep equals recovery; athletes need to sleep to improve performance and to avoid overtraining. Sleep is also the most important factor when trying to lose weight and helps improve your skin and hair.

Features

Sleep Measurement
Bed time
Awakenings and bed exits
Sleep time
Sleep latency  (the time it takes to fall asleep)
Resting heart rate
Sleep quality
Snoring and Breathing
Personalized Coaching
Stress and recovery management
Lifefestyle management
Sleep management
Wellness Diary
Mood and tiredness tracking
Things that affect sleep
Alarm
Basic alarm clock
Smart alarm clock
Sleep Environment
Noise
Light
Other
Social sharing
Cloud Backup
Trends and History

How to install

Beddit sensor in a bed

You place the Beddit ultra-thin film sensor on your mattress. The sensor film has adhesive on one side. Remove the cover paper and attach the sensor like a sticker to your mattress under the bed sheet or mattress cover. The sensor is plugged into a regular low voltage USB power supply provided with the sensor, so there is no need to change or charge any batteries.

After this easy setup, you just sleep. The sensor is fully passive and it does not emit an electromagnetical field or radiation etc. It is totally safe to sleep on and it is not directly touching your body. The sensor measures your presence in the bed (sleep rhythm) and your movements (actigraphy) during the night and also the movements of your heart (heart rate) and your breathing movements (breathing rhythm and snoring).

The data

The sensor forwards the measurement information automatically to your mobile device over Bluetooth and the information is analyzed in the Beddit app. Beddit app also uses the light and noise sensors of your mobile device and adds these parameters into the analysis of your sleep, wellness and sleeping environment.

The results and any nightly events are shown on a timeline with a summary and a sleep score based on your sleep quality. You can look at the sleep score break down to see the different stages of your sleep and wellness results. You also get personalized coaching tips and guidance on how to improve your sleep, performance and wellness. You can also view your sleep history with trends and compare these with provided recommendations.

In addition, Beddit has an integrated smart alarm clock that wakes you up in the desired time window, when you sleep lightly. This enables you to wake up refreshed, instead of feeling drowsy. You can also set the alarm to wake you when you have had enough restorative sleep and recovery if you don't need to wake up at certain time.

Science behind Beddit

Ballistocardiography

Beddit is based on ballistocardiography (BCG), a scientific method for measuring cardiorespiratory functions.

It detects the tiny movements caused by your respiration and heartbeat, and converts the data into useful sleep and wellness information and guidance.

Why we need your support

We need your help to finalize the design, order the first production batch of the sensors and to complete the mobile application.

We already have first prototypes of the device ready, and first test users are using them with a limited version of the app. The money will be used to finalize production tools, order components for the first production batch, and further development and testing of the app for both iOS and Android platforms.

We are also doing scientific work to develop the measurement methods and algorithms. The work will produce publications including one doctoral thesis.

Challenges

The risks with the hardware, Beddit sensor, are well mitigated and we have experience in successfully bringing products to the market, as well as managing the supply chain, production, and logistics. The iOS and the Android apps are scheduled to be launched simultaneously. The app development is progressing as planned. First application prototypes with limited features are already being used by the first test users. The hardware works seamlessly with both platforms.

We promise timely and transparent communication throughout the process!

About Beddit

Beddit (founded in 2006) is headquartered in Finland, with a subsidiary in Silicon Valley, California. Beddit is specialized in sensor technology, sophisticated signal analysis algorithms and captivating user interaction. By utilizing these technologies and the methods called actigraphy and ballistocardiography, Beddit creates and markets sensor products and applications for automatic tracking of sleep, heart rate and breathing. There are no uncomfortable sensors to wear. Beddit products and services are globally used by medical and training professionals as well as by consumers and the use cases extend from medical applications to wellness and fitness use.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Does it work with two persons sleeping in the same bed?

A: The product works also if there are two sleepers in the bed as long as the other sleeper is not directly on your sensor. If you leave the bed during the night and the measurement stays on and the other person stays in the bed, your sensor might measure some wrong results from the other person who stays in the bed especially if he/she sleeps even little on your side. This is improved all the time by our algorithms. The other person has almost no effect to the accuracy when you are in the bed.

Q: Will it work with memory foam mattresses / Tempur mattresses?

A: Yes, the sensor works also with memory foam mattresses.

Q: Will it work in waterbed?

A: The product works with all kind of mattresses (foam, memory foam, spring etc) but it has not been tested with water beds. I think it works even with water beds if there is only one sleeper but probably not very well in waterbeds with two sleepers.

Q: How do I pay shipping?

A: If you forgot to pay international shipping or shipping to Canada when you originally contributed, just use the overall contribution option “CONTRIBUTE NOW” to pay the shipping. Please contribute $10 more for Canada and $15 more for international shipping. There are hundreds who have forgotten and we will remind about this in the following updates and also by e-mail at some point.

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  • $10USD
    Project Sponsor

    Support the project. If you wish, we'll put your name to the list of Beddit sponsors in the new app and our web site.

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  • $189USD
    Beddit for Two

    Beddit for Two - You will receive two Beddit ultra thin film sensors, that automatically track your and your partners' sleeping patterns, heartbeats, and breathing, under your sheet. The sensor works over Bluetooth with iPhone or Android app and coaches you to improved sleep and overall performance. Black or white. Savings of $109 off $298 normal retail price. (Free shipping to US, Add $10 for Canada, $15 for international shipping.)

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  • $449USD
    Beddit Family x5

    Beddit Family - Perfect gift set! You will receive five Beddit ultra thin film sensors, that automatically track sleeping patterns, heartbeats, and breathing, under the sheet. The sensor works over Bluetooth with iPhone or Android app and coaches to improved sleep and overall performance. Black or white. Savings of $296 off $745 normal retail price. (Free shipping to US, Add $10 for Canada, $15 for international shipping.)

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    Beddit Corporate x10

    Beddit Corporate - You will receive ten Beddit ultra thin film sensors, that automatically track sleeping patterns, heartbeats, and breathing, under the sheet. The sensor works over Bluetooth with iPhone or Android app and coaches to improved sleep and overall performance. Black or white. Savings of $641 off $1,490 normal retail price. FREE SHIPPING

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  • $2,050USD
    Beddit Reseller x25

    Beddit Reseller - You will receive twenty five Beddit ultra thin film sensors, that automatically track sleeping patterns, heartbeats, and breathing, under the sheet. The sensor works over Bluetooth with iPhone or Android app and coaches to improved sleep and overall performance. Black or white. Make sure you have this year's Christmas present hit in your store from the first production batch. Savings of $1,675 off $3,725 normal retail price. FREE SHIPPING

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    Beddit Reseller Premium x100

    Beddit Reseller Premium - You will receive one hundred Beddit ultra thin film sensors, that automatically track sleeping patterns, heartbeats, and breathing, under the sheet. The sensor works over Bluetooth with iPhone or Android app and coaches to improved sleep and overall performance. Black or white. Make sure you have this year's Christmas present hit in your store from the first production batch. Savings of $7,000 off $14,900 normal retail price. FREE SHIPPING

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