Apple acquires sleep-tracking device maker Beddit
Cupertino-based tech giant Apple Inc. has acquired a Finnish company called Beddit, which makes sleep-tracking devices that work with iOS apps as well as the Apple Watch.
The Finnish firm’s latest product is the $149 Beddit 3 Sleep Monitor, which is a sensor-equipped strip under a bed sheet to track nocturnal movements via a technique known as ballistocardiography.
Sleep-tracking is a significant logical area for the Cupertino firm to move into, and it has already shown its keen interest in Beddit’s technology by selling its sleep-tracking devices in its stores.
According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), as many as 70 million adults in the United States have sleep or wakefulness disorders.
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