There have been several sleep-enhancing trackers and apps on the market, but few have been this sleek and unobtrusive. Invented by 22 year-old James Proud and currently on Kickstarter, Sense is an elegantly designed orb-shaped sensor that sits on your nightstand and monitors every environmental factor—temperature, light, sound, humidity, and even particles in the air—in your bedroom. It also comes with a clip-on motion sensor that you can attach to your pillowcase to track your sleep pattern throughout the night. All data gathered will be synced via Bluetooth to a corresponding app to give a detailed analysis about your slumber. As with many projects on Kickstarter, this idea looks great, but the execution could be off. Nevertheless, this connected device points to an inevitable future home life powered by the internet of things.
Update: Within 12 hours of its launch on Kickstarter, the Sense has crushed its original 100,000 goal with a near-doubled amount pledged.
Update #2: The campaign concluded with over $2,400,000 raised, almost 25 times of its original pledge goal.