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Accessibility Minute - Assistive Technology Tips and Tricks for Everyone

Jan 3, 2020

Hey there! Welcome to Accessibility Minute, your weekly look at Assistive Technology, those clever tools and devices designed to help people who have difficulties with vision, mobility, hearing or other special needs!

Do you and/or your partner snore?  Sometimes individuals only snore when they're on their back.  Philips offers a potential solution for positional snoring with their Philips SmartSleep Snoring Relief Band.  The SmartSleep Snoring Relief Band uses "clinically proven technology" which includes a positional monitor detector.

According to its description on Philips website, the position monitor detector "detects when you're moving onto your back and delivers vibrations that prompt you to sleep on your side."  The sensor has a self-learning algorithm that optimizes vibration levels based on your individual response rate.

Other features of the SmartSleep Snoring Relief Band include:

  • Built-in 30-minute timer that allows you to fall asleep in your favorite position (back, side, or stomach) before the sensor starts detecting position movement
  • After 30 minutes, the sensor begins sending vibrations if it senses you are sleeping on your back
  • Sensor displays three different data screens to inform you of nightly use:
    • Response rate which indicates how many times you turned from your back to your side after a vibration
    • Hours in bed
    • Hours spent on your back

Please note that this device is for individuals without sleep apnea or other serious sleep issues.

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