Japan's cure for snoring and sleep apnea - a robotic bear pillow

Robotic Bear Pillow

At some point, the sheer oddity of Japanese technological solutions to various problems will stop surprising us. That day may have come as the latest addition to the long list of creative Japanese problem-solving tech involves a bear pillow, snoring, and a smaller bear glove that monitors blood oxygen levels.

Dr. Kabe from Waseda University’s Kabe Lab created the Jukusui-Kun (Deep Sleep), a robot bear that uses internal microphones to monitor for snoring. As you’ll see in the video below, snoring sounds makes the bear’s hand move towards the face and brush it with a cotton cloth to compel the sleeper to roll over on his or her side.

On the left hand, another bear acts as a pulse-oxygen meter alerting the bear when sleep apnea is reducing the oxygen levels in the blood. It is wireless.

The upcoming projects for students at Kabe Lab include a communicative panda that is aimed at being emotionally sympathetic for depressed people.

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#1
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November 22nd, 2011 at 9:09 pm

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#2
Aguilera
November 23rd, 2011 at 7:59 am

That is really great, still don’t know what the actual effect is when users sleep with this bear. I do look forward to that point!

 
 
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November 30th, 2011 at 12:33 pm

Hey, It’s truly looking exceptional. As the existing Japanese invention, robotic bear pillow is really looking just mind blowing to cure snoring and sleep apnea. The existing contents of this post really looking just incredible about it. It’s truly looking one of the worthy experienced post to see this one. Thanks for sharing.
 

 
 
#4
Anonymous
December 1st, 2011 at 12:34 pm

That’s cute, I guess, and it seems to have that flair that the Japanese apply to their designed products BUT….I’m not sure if it’s a better solution than a CPAP machine. It doesn’t prevent the snoring or the apnea, it just nudges the sleeper into a new position, possibly waking them. It’s not just the fact that you can stop breathing that makes apnea bad, but all the side effects which include interrupted sleep cycles, less oxygen, and all that.  

 
 
#5
Babec152
December 21st, 2011 at 7:26 pm

How do I get one, my husband needs it bad

 

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