Mexican researcher Paulino Vacas Jacques invented a motherboard that can be integrated into bedsheets to measure quality and duration of sleep, as reported by E & T magazine.

The invention by Paulino Vacas Jacques, a specialist in infrared physics from Mexico’s Innovation Park De La Salle in Guanajuato, is a simple card with sensors that can be integrated into sheets and covers.

Vacas Jacques believes the device could help doctor’s monitor and better understand the condition of patients with sleep disorders and depressions. To facilitate sharing of sleep data, the card contains a radio transmitter that can send data directly to the physician.

“In particular, the technology would be aimed at people who suffer from depression and are under medical treatment because it will be an effective tool to know how many hours of sleep the patient is getting,” Vacas Jacques said.

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