The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) today launched the SleepTech Network, a new community forum for stakeholders across the sleep technology industry. The announcement comes from CES in Las Vegas, a trade show that showcases the entire tech landscape.
Among the inaugural members of the SleepTech Network are organizations ranging from high-profile startups to representatives of the Fortune Global 500, reflecting important segments including consumer electronics, digital therapeutics, mobility, consumer home products, and sleep-monitoring AI software. Members include Asleep, Pocket Kado, PureCare, Samsung Health, Variowell, and Waymo.
NSF’s SleepTech Network benefits members through education, insights, and access, including to NSF resources and each other. Each organization can stay informed and up-to-date with the latest NSF research and data on sleep health technology, while network members learn about advances with other professionals in the field of SleepTech, discuss sleep technology issues and opportunities, and interact with peers at NSF-hosted educational events.
Kickoff activities for SleepTech Network members include a briefing on rates of electronic device use before bedtime and associated sleep characteristics, along with public beliefs about the sleep-related consequences of pre-sleep electronic use. Joseph Dzierzewski, PhD, NSF’s vice president of research and scientific affairs will lead the briefing in February, exploring NSF’s newest research results and key findings.
“NSF sees the potential SleepTech has to help the public’s health and well-being. It’s a fast-growing global industry, and NSF’s role is not just to advocate for and support innovation in this space, but also to do our part and help others understand and navigate it in a way that can improve sleep health,” says John Lopos, NSF CEO, in a release.