Do you tend to snore or grind your teeth while sleeping and your significant other is less than pleased with that fact? In that case, you may want to check out a new anti-snore wearable called - the Anti-Snore Wearable. This curious device just hit Kickstarter a couple of days ago and is off to a good start as it has raised just over €13,000 in pledges in less than 48 hours. It still has a long way to go to reach its €100,000 goal, but it's obvious that there's some demand for an Internet of Things (IoT) device such as this one.
The Anti-Snore Wearable was developed by a Dutch startup Sleep.ai and is based on a relatively simple concept. The armband detects when you start snoring or grinding your teeth and starts vibrating in order to get you to turn over. As it turns out, most people snore and grind their teeth when they're sleeping on their back so this physical stimulus should prevent most people from waking up their significant others by making them turn to their side. Interestingly enough, the microphone which detects unwanted sleeping behavior isn't installed in the armband itself. Instead, the Anti-Snore Wearable connects to your Android smartphone with a dedicated app which listens for snoring and grinding sounds. In other words, you have to keep your phone next to your bed in order for this invention to work properly.
The said companion app is aptly titled Do I Snore and is currently available for download from the Google Play Store free of charge. In other words, you can already use it to see whether you're snoring or grinding your teeth while sleeping which should help you figure out whether the Anti-Snore Wearable is something you'll want to buy once it hits the market. Speaking of which, Sleep.ai estimates that their creation will start shipping to "Super Early Bird" backers next June while everyone else will get it in July. Ordering the Anti-Snore Wearable by pledging to its Kickstarter campaign will set you back €69. For that price, you'll get a single unit which Sleep.ai will ship anywhere in the world at no additional cost. While this isn't the first device designed to prevent or suppress snoring, it certainly seems like the most convenient solution so far.