Philips Emphasized Better Health and Better Sleep at CES 2019

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One of the biggest emphases placed during CES 2019 was on empowering people to monitor and improve their own personal health. Philips used CES to showcase “intelligent and personalized solutions that are tailored and adaptive to people’s unique needs, motivations, and characteristics.” These are the products and solutions that we thought stood out.

Philips SmartSleep Deep Sleep Headband

The SmartSleep Deep Sleep Headband was introduced at CES 2018, but it has been updated to now include an expanded suite of consumer sleep solutions. “This suite includes the SmartSleep Analyzer, a clinically validated digital analysis tool designed to help people learn more about their sleep challenges and obtain information regarding solutions.” Using the Deep Sleep Headband in conjunction with its mobile app has been clinically proven to improve the quality of your sleep and increase your daytime energy and alertness during that same sleep time. If you typically can get to sleep, but you’re lucky if you’re able to get even a full 7 hours of sleep each night, the Philips SmartSleep Deep Sleep Headband offers drug-free sleep enhancement technology.

Here’s how it works:

  • Two small sensors from the headband detect when you are in deep sleep.
  • It monitors your level of sleep from moment to moment and responds in real-time.
  • Once in “slow wave sleep”, the algorithm triggers quiet audio tones to boost these slow waves, thus improving the quality of sleep.
  • Every night, our proprietary algorithm customizes the timing and volume of tones to your sleep pattern.
  • Volume is controlled not to wake you up, and Bluetooth and Wi-Fi are off when the device is being worn.
  • Every morning, the SleepMapper App will show you your sleep metrics and your sleep boost score.

The SleepMapper mobile app tracks your sleep patterns over time so you have a visual representation of how you’ve been doing. The app also “measures key metrics and shows the slow wave boost you get from SmartSleep each night. [You’ll] sync the app to your headband each morning to see the enhancement given each night.”

So if a deep, energy increasing and alertness boosting sleep sounds like something you need in your life, check out the SmartSleep Deep Sleep Headband. It’s available now for $399.99.

Philips SmartSleep Snoring Relief Band

Part of getting a good night’s sleep is getting your rest in a room that has a noise level well below your “this will wake me” noise level threshold. If your partner is an habitual loud snorer, it can mean the difference between a good nights rest and one where you either never completely fall asleep or one where you are constantly awakened when the noise levels next to you get too high. Philips has this to say about their upcoming SmartSleep Snoring Relief Band:

Sleeping on your back can cause you to snore. Philips Snoring relief band combines science-based technology with a small, discreet sensor to help encourage you to sleep on your side. Worn in a soft band around your chest, the Snoring relief band monitors when you are on your back and prompts you to move to your side. The gentle vibrations don’t disrupt your sleep, and the intensity and vibration pattern automatically adjust to your snoring needs. The result: quieter nights for both you and your bed partner.

You can sign up here for more information leading up to the Philips SmartSleep Snoring Relief Band’s release.

Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Smart

I use a Philips Sonicare DiamondClean toothbrush every single day; it’s the one toothbrush that has impressed me so much that when my review unit eventually died, I went and purchased another immediately and didn’t give the expense a second through because it’s the one toothbrush I swear by (and my dentist approves). Now, Philips is announcing their latest Sonicare DiamondClean Smart, which — as you’ve likely guessed — pairs their already fantastic toothbrush with an app for better overall mouth health.

The Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Smart features:

  • Sensors and app help you perfect your technique, and get a complete clean.
  • Premium brush heads give you exceptional oral health results.
  • 5 modes and 3 intensities let you focus on each aspect of your oral health.
  • Sonicare’s Premium brush heads automatically select optimal mode and intensity.
  • NEW! Brush head reordering service automatically orders brush heads for you.
  • Stylish charging glass and deluxe travel case for charging on the go.

Philips is also introducing the Sonicare teledentistry service to North America. This service provides consumers with remote dental consultation from licensed dentists within 24 hours. The Philips Sonicare app acts as a ‘virtual hub’ for personal oral healthcare helping users to manage their complete oral care on a daily basis and share brushing data with their dental practitioners, putting personalized guidance and advice at their fingertips. Complementing the Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Smart connected toothbrush, the Philips Sonicare app now also has an automated brush head reordering service.

As much as I love my current “dumb” Sonicare DiamondClean toothbrush, the Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Smart looks like a very worthy replacement when the time comes.

I’ll end this post with something that I’d love to have in my own master bathroom …

Philips SmartMirror Concept

And here’s the mirror that will hopefully be hanging on my bathroom wall one day. I can’t tell you when or if the Philips SmartMirror concept will ever be available, nor can I say what it will sell for (assuming Philips eventually makes it), but it was a big hit on the CES show floor.

Who wouldn’t want a wide, beautiful, connected mirror that lets you see the temperature inside and outside, your last blood pressure reading, your steps for the day (or the day before), the latest news, how you are doing with your shaving or tooth brushing, and your weight all right on your bathroom wall? Sure, you can already do this to some extent on your phone, but imagine your bathroom mirror giving you the information you need in one central place as you prepare for or unwind from your day … I want this!

 


About the Author

Judie Lipsett Stanford
I've had a fascination with all types of gadgets and gizmos since I was a child, beginning with the toy robot that my grandmother gave my brother - which I promptly "relieved him of" in 1973. I'm a self-professed gadget magpie. I can't tell you how everything works, but I'm known world-wide for using a product until I have a full understanding of what it does, what its limitations are, and if it excels in any given area — or not.