The WSU scientists will collaborate with University of Washington researchers to test the effectiveness of sleep measurement technology known as SleepScore Max, reports Journal of Business.

About the size of a nightstand alarm clock, the device emits ultralow-power radio waves that track sleep positions, respiration, wakefulness, and whether an individual gasps for air, snores, or briefly stops breathing because of sleep apnea, Grant says. A website for SleepScore Max says the device, developed by San Diego-based ResMed Inc., uses biomotion sensor technology similar to echolocation to track breathing and body movement.