Fullpower Announces Issuance of 11th Sleep Monitoring Technology Patent

SANTA CRUZ, CA – January 22, 2020 – Fullpower® Technologies, Inc. “The sleep technology company,” today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued U.S. Patent 10,463,300, Fullpower’s 11th sleep-focused patent. The patent covers user monitoring systems for sleep technology, smart-home, and wearable device areas.

“This is the eleventh sleep-focused eligible U.S. patent Fullpower has been granted for our advanced sleep technology platform, and it reflects our strategy to broaden and diversify our intellectual property portfolio to obtain protection for the many innovations of the Sleeptracker® AI technology platform,” said Philippe Kahn, Chairman of Fullpower Technologies, Inc. “In this case, we believe our technology offers novel and potentially superior options and reflects on our deep investment in sleep technology innovation. This represents significant unmet medical, smart-home and wearable needs with large market opportunities.”

The market opportunity for sleep technology is large and growing. For example,  according to Statista.com, the size of the U.S. mattress market is projected to be $14.47 billion in 2020 and growing.

With sleep being one-third of everyone’s lives, the opportunities to use Fullpower non-invasive polysomnography-level technology to improve sleep quality outcomes represent strategic opportunities.

About Fullpower Technologies, Inc.

Fullpower Technologies, Inc. designs, develops and operates a complete platform for hybrid Edge/Cloud AI, algorithms, big data, predictive analytics, together with end-to-end engineering services. The Company’s platform is backed by a patent portfolio of 125+ patents. The Company’s key areas of expertise are non-invasive PSG-level sleep technology as well as general activity quantification. The Company’s markets are in Medical, SmartHome and Wearable Solutions. For more information, visit www.fullpower.com. Please contact: BusDev@fullpower.com #AI #sleep

Fullpower® and Sleeptracker® are trademarks of Fullpower Technologies, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

Fullpower Announces Issuance of 10th Sleep Monitoring Technology Patent

SANTA CRUZ, CA – January 16, 2020 – Fullpower® Technologies, “The sleep technology company,” today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued U.S. Patent 10,485,474 for a “Sleep Monitoring System.” The patent covers intelligent sleep and alarm scheduling systems.

“This is an exciting innovation eligible for a U.S. patent,” said Philippe Kahn, CEO of Fullpower. “This patent reflects our strategy to broaden and diversify our intellectual property portfolio to obtain protection for the many applications of our AI-powered sleep technology platform. In this case, we believe our technology offers a novel and superior option for non-invasive sleep monitoring system that delivers PSG-level accuracy.”

The sleep ecosystem worldwide is a $4.3 billion market that’s growing 7.2% a year, according to a recent Marketdata U.S. sleep market report.  

About Fullpower Technologies Inc. 

Fullpower Technologies designs, develops and operates a complete platform for hybrid Edge/Cloud AI, algorithms, big data, predictive analytics, together with end-to-end engineering services. The Company’s platform is backed by a patent portfolio of 125+ patents. The Company’s key areas of expertise are non-invasive PSG-level sleep technology as well as general activity quantification. The Company’s markets are in Medical, SmartHome and Wearable Solutions. For more information, visit http://www.fullpower.com. Please contact: BusDev@fullpower.com

Do Moon Phases Affect Our Sleep Patterns

Can you see a correlation with the phases of the moon? Are we still connected from an evolutionary perspective? What do you think the data shows? You can see singularities on New Years and Super Bowl night for sure, but moon phases have little to do with them!

How Thanksgiving affects our sleep and activity

We looked at sleep and activity data for several years, looking at both Sleeptracker® and MotionX® activity information. The data clearly shows similar patterns from year to year. Thanksgiving and the Holidays, in general, change our sleep and activity levels significantly. Here is an article form the New York Time that discusses some of this impact:

https://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/20/health/nutrition/20well.html#sleep

The longer we are awake during the day, the higher our heart rate throughout the night

We know that heart rate throughout the night is a sign-post of health and recovery. So we asked, “is it true that the more we sleep, the lower the average heart rate is throughout the night?”

The data shows that this is not necessarily the case, and that includes our weekly work schedules and weekend opportunity to sleep in.

For example, on average, we spend the most wake-time on Fridays, and as the graph shows, our average heart rates are higher on Friday nights. During the corresponding Saturday mornings, we tend to sleep in and our sleep durations end up longer, yet our heart rates throughout the night are higher.

One possible explanation is an increase in REM sleep when the heart rate is generally elevated. Of course, “lifestyle” (alcohol and larger / later meals) also contribute to elevated heart rates measured on Friday and Saturday nights.

Daylight Saving Time (DST) creates a significant disruption in sleep schedules

For the last four years, Sleeptracker AI data has recorded significant disruption in sleep patterns during the fall when we wind the clock back, losing an hour of daylight. In comparison, the state of Arizona does not change its time for Daylight Saving Time. As a result, their data does not show a disruption. 

The following link points to a recent discussion on “CBS This Morning” regarding the potential impacts of fall sleep disruption. youtu.be/Bk8zqWKeLy0

Daylight Saving Time Disrupts Our Sleep

Daylight Saving Time disrupts our sleep. Twice a year, every year. Sleep Disruption! Arizona and Hawaii get it right! The data shows that the switch back and forth to and from Summertime affects us all, night owls as much as morning larks. Both are affected in the same way, on average about three weeks of sleep pattern disruption per year.

REM Sleep by City: Size Matters!

The data shows that there is a correlation between city size and REM sleep. Las Vegas is an outlier, but we can all expect that: Who is in Las Vegas to sleep! REM sleep is important to our sleep cycle because it stimulates the areas of your brain that are essential in learning and making or retaining memories. The importance of REM sleep, in particular, is attributed to the fact that during this phase of sleep, our brain exercises important neural connections which are key to mental and overall well-being and health. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, <https://www.ninds.nih.gov/Disorders/Patient-Caregiver-Education/Understanding-Sleep> a study depriving rats of REM sleep significantly shortened their life span, from two or three years to five weeks. Rats deprived of all sleep cycles lived only five weeks.