New Patent Reveals Details of Nintendo’s Wireless Sleep Monitor
Nintendo is now taking its health-oriented Quality of Life initiative one step ahead with the filing of patent for a bizarre new device.
A series of patent designs have recently surfaced online which provide concept drawings of a sleep monitor from Nintendo, depicting its unique features. Think of a wireless portable speaker system for your phone that could detect and record the your quality of sleep.
According to the patent description, Nintendo’s device will utilize the microphone or a camera, or may be both of them, from a smartphone to grab sound and motion data from the user. It will process that information to detect their sleep patterns and the emotional state throughout the night.
Like a Wii Balance Board, that info is then sent to to Nintendo’s servers and provides you with your sleep “score” when you wake up.
Another prospect is that, instead of relying on your phone or some other display to monitor your sleeping habits, the device will act as a ceiling projector. Meaning it would project images onto the ceiling of your room while playing audio from its speakers.
Based on the drawings, the product would feature sensors to record your pulse, breathing rate, temperature, and other statistics related to your health. It is even expected to sync to some kind of scale-like device to track your weight and remind you that you’re indulged in playing too much video games, encouraging you to improve personal habits.
While Nintendo has yet to make any official announcement regarding its QOL initiative, these health-enhancing devices are expected to come out sometime in 2016.
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