Sleep Sensor Hides Beneath the Mattress


MIT Technology Review: Gadgets and apps that track a user’s sleep are growing in popularity, but they typically require a person to wear a headband or bracelet. Now a startup called Bam Labs is offering a sensor pad that can track heart rate, breathing, and movement to track sleep and other health measures from underneath the mattress.

BAM Labs Biometric Contact-Free Sensor Keeps Close Eye on Patient Breathing, Heart Rate


medGadget: BAM Labs out of Silicon Valley recently released their contact-free patient monitoring system that’s built around a sensor mat wedged under the mattress. It provides live readings of breathing and heart rates in addition to patient motion and whether someone decided to get out of bed. The system wirelessly sends patient data to central servers which make it available for clinicians to browse on screens at nursing stations or via smart phones and tablet devices.