Do you have trouble sleeping? Well, Philips' new headband can apparently solve that problem. The device, although has a bit of weird design, contains some pretty interesting tech inside which it claims can help the users get a good night's sleep.
The Philips SmartSleep headband's built-in sensors attach themselves to the user's forehead and detect brain activity while transmitting this data to a mobile app made for the band. On detecting deep sleep the headband will start playing white noise in a slowly repeating pattern.
Philips has said that this white noise will give the user better sleep. For those who are not aware, white noise contains many frequencies with equal intensities. If you are living in a place which has considerable traffic noise in the night, listening to white noise can help mask the traffic sounds and lets you take a peaceful nap.
The Verge claims that small pilot studies on the effect of noise on deep sleep have shown that the white noise technique can help older people get a proper nights sleep. But as the sample size was too small, the result isn't conclusive for a larger audience. The shape of the headband also does not look very ergonomically designed. But that's just us.
A good night sleep is definitely very necessary for starting the next day on a positive note, but is it worth spending the $399 on Philips SmartSleep headband? That's for you to decide.
The SmartSleep headband will be available for purchase in the US starting this spring. Stay tuned to our website for more news and updates on CES 2018.