Some of us have a real problem with snoring. Yeah, there's no end of home remedies to try, including the very scientific method of attaching a tennis ball to your back. But this wearable may be a more elegant solution.
The Anti-Snore Wearable - no messing around on the name - is an armband that detects when you're snoring and emits a vibration to get you to turn over. Most people snore when sleeping on their back, so the aim is to get you to move without waking you up.
The mic isn't in the band itself but in your smartphone, which will need to be nearby running the companion iOS/Android app. The creators say it can discern between snoring and other outside noises, which is obviously going to be a make-or-break feature of something like this.
Furthermore, it's designed to work without waking you up and will only buzz when it thinks you're in "light sleep". Again, sounds great if it actually works.
The app will also keep a record of you snoring habits, helping you identify what the cause of your noisy sleeping might be (hint: it could very well be alcohol).
The Anti-Snore Wearable is up on Kickstarter right now, creeping its way towards the €100,000 goal. Early backers can get it starting at €69 with an estimated shipping date of June next year. No word on retail price yet.