SleepSens: A pressure sensitive mat with feedback for improved sleep and injury prevention

This project seeks to understand the fundamental issues affecting people’s sleep and injury prevention during that time. This process first begins by identifying the sleeping patterns of individuals including their sleep positions, durations of sleep, vital signs during sleep and overall experience. To do this, we will be developing a pressure sensitive mat capable of monitoring the body position of an individual and determining where pressure points and hotspots develop. To combat these issues, a pneumatic actuation device using feedback control and other artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms will provide corrective actions maximize user’s comfort during sleep sessions. With this developed technology, the partner company can create a consumer product That could be marketed to both hospital and extended care facilities along with direct to consumers.

Allen Sandwell
Faculty Supervisor: 
Jihyun Lee
Partner University: