CES 2015: ReST Bed Shows Off Amazing Sleep Tech

A bed with sensors that automatically adjust to your position while you sleep (and retails from between $7499-$9499 depending on mattress size) sounds a bit like a luxury science-fiction story, but it is a real technology on display this year at CES 2015. The ReST smart bed indeed alters the pressure areas from inside the mattress based on your movements and they even throw in an Android tablet (iOS app also available) that monitors and reports on your sleep activity. 

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The technology behind the ReST (short for Responsive Surface Tech) is the brainchild of Dr. Peter Salgo, who happened to be in the booth and spoke with iPhoneLife during the demo. He says that the ReST technology is an application of his design initially created for bed-ridden, handicapped, and diabetic patients to prevent pressure sores. Seeing a need and commercial application of this tech for the consumer market was really quite straight-forward, and thus the ReST bed was born.

The app is probably the sexier (at least from a demo) aspect. The bed itself feels like an exceptionally comfortable, um, bed. When it makes adjustments, they are so minute as to be practically undetectable (otherwise it might wake you). While you rest on the bed, the app is wirelessly tracking your pressure spots (which is depicted on screen) and as many as 18 chambers internal to the mattress automatically reduce or increase air pressure based on your position.

At the end of your rest period, the app informs you how many times you moved, and of its auto-adjustments. You can also do some basic graph analysis with the metadata. It is indeed a high-priced bed, but while I was lying there on it in the Sands Tech Expo area at CES 2015 (after lunch, no less), I could certainly have tried to argue myself into getting one, had I the funds!

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Nate Adcock is a system and integration engineer with experience managing and administering a variety of computing environments. He has worked extensively with mobile gadgets of all shapes and sizes for many years. He is also a former military weather forecaster. Nate is a regular contributor for the iphonelife.com and smartphonemag.com blogs and helps manage both websites. Read more from Nate at natestera.tumblr.com or e-mail him at nate@iphonelife.com.