Pillows can now be charged with the movement of the head. A new Chinese development

Scientists in China have invented a smart pillow. It can monitor sleep quality and control the position of a person's head for the best possible rest. There is no need to charge the pillow.

 

The device is powered by friction and weight applied to the pillow. It is made of flexible, porous polymer electrical elements, which are responsible for converting head movements into electrical current.

 

Detailed information about the invention was published by Chinese scientists on the website of the American Chemical Society. Its creators believe that the pillow will be useful for medical establishments to monitor the performance of patients with cervical diseases. The gadget will also help people who frequently fall out of bed by adjusting the position of their head.

A similar development has been used before. It has been incorporated into blankets and eye masks. Scientists continue to look for solutions with fewer limitations that do not compromise user comfort.

The smart pillow is formed by laying an array of self-powered pressure sensors on a conventional pillow to perform real-time monitoring of the head's position in a static state and the trajectory of the head in a dynamic state during sleep. In addition, the smart pillow also has an early warning function for falling out of bed. This work not only provides a viable sensor device for sleep monitoring, but could also be extended to real-time monitoring of certain diseases, such as brain disease and cervical spondylosis, in the future. It is expected to present a practical, real-time mobile health strategy for disease management. The smart pillow is formed by laying an array of self-powered pressure sensors on a conventional pillow to perform real-time monitoring of head position in a static state and head trajectory in a dynamic state during sleep. In addition, the smart pillow also has an early warning function for falling out of bed. This work not only provides a viable sensor device for sleep monitoring, but could also be extended to real-time monitoring of certain diseases, such as brain disease and cervical spondylosis, in the future. It is expected to present a practical, real-time mobile health strategy for disease management. The smart pillow is formed by laying an array of self-powered pressure sensors on a conventional pillow to perform real-time monitoring of head position in a static state and head trajectory in a dynamic state during sleep. In addition, the smart pillow also has an early warning function for falling out of bed. This work not only provides a viable sensor device for sleep monitoring, but could also be extended to real-time monitoring of certain diseases, such as brain disease and cervical spondylosis, in the future. It is expected to present a practical strategy for real-time mobile health for disease management.

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