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Computerized pillow analyzes and reacts to snoring noises

Do you snore? Big deal. Do you live with someone who snores? Ok, now you have a problem. Fortunately, technology has recently been developed that will help you (and the snorer) sleep through the night.

Do you snore? Big deal. Do you live with someone who snores? Ok, now you have a problem. Fortunately, technology has recently been developed that will help you (and the snorer) sleep through the night. See this Reuters' article: "Scientist invents computer pillow to stop snoring."

Just like the title suggests, Daryoush Bazargani, a professor of computer science at the University of Rostock, invented "a computerized pillow that shifts the head's sleeping position until the noise stops."

According to Daryoush, "The pillow is attached to a computer, which is the size of a book, rests on a bedside table, and analyzes snoring noises. The computer then reduces or enlarges air compartments within the pillow to facilitate nasal airflow to minimize snoring as the user shifts during sleep."

Images of someone's head raising and falling crazy-like on a computerized pillow come to mind. And what if Fido, your large, overweight dog who sleeps at the foot of your bed, snores? Or perhaps there are other sounds in your room late at night that the computer could confuse with the sound of snoring? Egads.

How would you like to take a ride on this computerized pillow?

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Sonja Thompson has worked for TechRepublic since October of 1999. She is currently a Senior Editor and the host of the Smartphones and Tablets blogs.

10 comments
faradhi
faradhi

My wife snores and my head swivels. :D

Sonja Thompson
Sonja Thompson

Daryoush Bazargani, a professor of computer science at the University of Rostock, invented "a computerized pillow that shifts the head's sleeping position until the noise stops." How would you like to take a ride on this computerized pillow?

AnsuGisalas
AnsuGisalas

Will it shift the head's position till there's an audible *Crack* from said head's attached neck? ;) Coz, that'll work.

gadgetgirl
gadgetgirl

that's the one I need it for!!! My 15 year old buddy now snores, yelps, runs and scratches at least twice nightly! As he's now deaf, he wouldn't hear the computer buzzing either - hey, can he be the canine tester for this? He's ideal! :p GG

Bizzo
Bizzo

Sorry, I really should take more time reading previous posts, I thought your post said: "My 15 year old HUBBY now snores, yelps, runs and scratches at least twice nightly!" I though OMFG, and then re-read it properly!

maecuff
maecuff

that's cheaper than spending the money on a computerized pillow. Hell, that's better than cheap..it's completely free.

gadgetgirl
gadgetgirl

If the other half made that much noise, I'd just smother him. But, kindness to animals and all that, you know! :p GG

psquare11
psquare11

I'd like to try this device and so would my wife. I'd also like to see some information about how much it disturbs the user's sleep and how much it might cost. There is probably a huge market for it if the price is right.

sept1101
sept1101

We are just recently married, and because we believe in values, we did not have premarital sex and as such she did not know I snored! I would love to try this...it just might change the statistics of marriage vs divorce!

24ggirl
24ggirl

I think this would really be something interesting to check out and very very neat too to say the least. I'm always up for something new and exciting!