Nintendo is working on a dock to track and score your sleep

Will we be levelling up our snoozing with wellbeing tech from the gaming company?
Nintendo applies for sleep tracking patent

Nintendo has filed a patent for a sleep tracker that's designed to score your night's rest every morning.

The device looks similar to an alarm clock, with what appears to be a smartphone dock and speakers. Information about the user's weight, pulse and movements together with the temperature and humidity of the environment will be gathered by the device, according to a NeoGaf user.

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Using a microphone, camera, thermometer and other sensors the Nintendo device will calculate a sleep score which will be projected onto the bedroom ceiling. On those horrible nights when you've just worked out you have four hours till you get up, there'll be a glowing reminder above you. Lovely.

The patent application says: "The portable terminal detects sensor information for assessing a user's emotions. It would be permissible, as an example, for the sensor information to be sound information which is detected by a microphone, or image information which is captured by a camera. The information processing system assesses the user's emotions on the basis of the sensor information."

The sleep tracker is rumoured to be a part of Nintendo's Quality of Life initiative, a step away from gaming and into our wellbeing that is due to launch in 2016.

We've seen a lot of sleep trackers on the market from Withings, Beddit, RestOn and pretty much every fitness tracker and smartwatch. We can't wait to see how the gaming legends tackle this market and what else Nintendo has up its sleeve.

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