Apollo Neuro has introduced SmartVibes for sleep for the Apollo wearable that uses predictive and generative artificial intelligence (AI) to enhance sleep by targeting the nervous system.
Available now, Apollo customers who subscribe to a membership will get SmartVibes for sleep, enabling their Apollo wearable to sense when their sleep is disturbed to soothe them back to sleep in real time. Apollo delivers gentle, soothing waves of vibration, called Apollo Vibes, that are scientifically validated to improve sleep and lower stress.
“Over the last six months, we have had thousands of people testing SmartVibes for sleep, predicting when someone will wake up in the night and responding to help them stay asleep, and the results have been nothing short of transformative. Imagine what having an extra hour of sleep would feel like,” says Kathryn Fantauzzi, co-founder and CEO, Apollo Neuro, in a release.
Apollo’s patented AI platform will learn from a person’s baseline health data to create personalized “vibes” that will adapt with them over time. SmartVibes for sleep addresses two major issues: falling asleep and sleeping through the night. Apollo does this by relaxing the body into sleep and leveraging AI to detect and prevent unwanted middle-of-the-night wakeups, according to a release from the company.
“At Apollo, we took on an audacious challenge: Would it be possible to teach a wearable, through AI, to help us solve really hard public health problems that impact nearly all of us, like unwanted nighttime wakeups?” says David Rabin, MD, PhD, chief medical officer at Apollo Neuro, in a release. “After years in development, Apollo Neuro has achieved an industry-first health technology breakthrough with our Apollo wearable becoming the first consumer technology device to detect and prevent unwanted wakeups before they happen.”
Additionally, starting in early November, SmartVibes for stress relief will be available and will integrate with more data sources, starting with Oura Ring, to better understand the body’s readiness and deliver personalized Apollo Vibes to support stress recovery during the day.
In addition to sleep issues, over 75% of Americans report that chronic stress negatively impacts their physical health. By integrating SmartVibes with other wearables, like Oura Ring, Apollo can better understand the person’s state of readiness, and how resilient they are to stress. Based on those inputs, Apollo personalizes Vibes to turn on automatically throughout the day to support the body’s recovery from stress.
The body’s health is dependent on the dynamic relationship between the two branches of the autonomic nervous system: the parasympathetic (rest-and-digest) vagal branch and the sympathetic (fight-or-flight) branch. Using the touch receptors in the skin, Apollo sends soothing vibration signals to the brain that communicate safety and control so the body can enter the flow state a person is aiming to be in, whether calm, relaxed, focused, energized, or sleepy. This helps to improve vagal tone and balance the nervous system, resulting in more sleep and reduced stress, according to a release from the comapny.
SmartVibes for sleep is now available as a membership to everyone with an Apollo wearable, starting at $79.99 a year. SmartVibes for stress relief will also be available as part of that annual membership in early November.
Photo caption: Apollo with SmartVibes for sleep
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