Omron Healthcare to Launch Personal Sleep Checkers

Mar 2, 2012
Takuya Otani, Nikkei Electronics & Digital Health Online
Omron Healthcare President Kiichiro Miyata
Omron Healthcare President Kiichiro Miyata
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The "Omron Sleepmeter HSL-101"
The "Omron Sleepmeter HSL-101"
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The "Omron Sleep Time Meter HSL-001"
The "Omron Sleep Time Meter HSL-001"
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Omron Healthcare Co Ltd announced two products for checking sleep state. One is the "Omron Sleepmeter HSL-101," which monitors the sleep state of the user, and the "Omron Sleep Time Meter HSL-001," which measures the time it takes for the user to fall asleep and sleep duration.

"Sleep is an important factor for health maintenance," Omron Healthcare President Kiichiro Miyata said. "We have been engaged in the development of products for checking sleep state to improve the user's lifestyle."

The HSL-101 and HSL-001 are the company's first sleep checkers.

Sleepmeter HSL-101

The HSL-101 can record, analyze and visualize sleep state on the bed. The user presses the "Good Night Button" to start measurement before sleeping. A sleep duration (excluding the period during which the user is awake lying on the bed) is displayed on the display of the device.

Also, the HSL-101 shows the time period during which the user is awake (making many body motions) and the period during which the user is sleeping (making few body motions) by using indicators. It will be released May 10, 2012. There is no manufacturer's suggested retail price.

The HSL-101 can measure sleep state even when it is not in contact with the user's body or the bed. Equipped with a radio frequency sensor, it detects body movements (such as roll-overs and chest movements) occurring within 1.5m from the sensor with weak electric waves and judges whether the user is sleeping or awake. It can measure sleep state even when the user is covered with a blanket.

It is also possible to visualize and analyze sleep state based on the data collected by the HSL-101 by using "Wellness Link," a health management service provided by Omron Healthcare.

Sleep Time Meter HSL-001

The HSL-001 measures the time it takes to fall asleep and sleep duration based on the movements of the bedclothes caused by the user's roll-overs, etc. It is placed near the pillow.

When the "Set" button is pressed, it starts measurement. The acceleration sensor of the HSL-001 detects the movements of the bedclothes and determines when the user fell asleep. When the user presses the Set button before getting out of bed, the measurement stops and a sleep duration (period from falling asleep to getting out of bed) is displayed.

It will be released April 10, 2012. There is no manufacturer's suggested retail price.