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There are many factors that go into preventing hospital-acquired conditions, and with the federal government getting serious about reducing pressure ulcers, falls and health care-associated infections, bed and mattress manufacturers are taking note.

Sleep Number’s new smart bed is for kids, can adjust as they grow

Sleep Number brought the world the smart bed at CES 2014. And now, for kids! The SleepIQ Kids bed, however, isn’t simply a smaller iteration in primary colors. While it offers the same sleep monitor features of the SleepIQ bed for grown-ups, it also comes with some simple additions for parents to help gauge their kids’ sleep and adjust for firmness. There are also things like a monster detector. (Aww.)

Gadgets: one very smart bed

You have a smartphone, smart TV and smart car. What’s next? A smart bed. Adjustable bed maker Sleep Number is out with a cutting-edge $8,000 dual-sided bed that tracks your sleep patterns and even lets you talk to it.

Sleep Number Unveils x12 Bed With SleepIQ Technology at International Consumer Electronics Show

The x12 bed is the first Sleep Number bed to offer SleepIQ technology – a proprietary, touch-free, non-intrusive and intuitive technology that was developed by Sleep Number and its partner BAM Labs. Rooted in medical-grade technology and integrated into the Sleep Number bed’s advanced DualAir™ technology, the SleepIQ system™ comprehensively monitors presence in bed, average breathing rate, movement and average heart rate. A proprietary, full-body algorithm assesses quality of sleep and provides a SleepIQ score™ for each sleep partner, every night.