Patent Number: 8,876,737

Title: Monitoring sleep stages to determine optimal arousal times and to alert an individual to negative states of wakefulness

Abstract: A system and method for monitoring sleep stages to determine optimal arousal times and to alert an individual to negative states of wakefulness. In an embodiment, a device receives pressure data from at least one pressure sensor, where the pressure sensor is associated with furniture used for an individual to sleep. The device uses the pressure data to determine a sleep stage for the individual. The sleep stage is used to determine whether it is an optimal arousal time for the individual. The device sends an indication to not wake the individual if it is not the optimal arousal time for the individual. Other embodiments are described and claimed.

Inventors: Behan; Julie (Shanagolden, IE), Prendergast; David (Summerhill, IE)

Assignee: Intel-GE Care Innovations LLC

International Classification: A61B 5/103 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-04 0:00:00