Latest news revealed that for the moment Nintendo will not release a sleep-tracking device. Nintendo is known for its huge contribution to the game field, especially in mobile gaming.
Last year, the famous company announced its plan to release an innovative bedside device that would track our sleep. Nintendo explained that their invention would incorporate a microphone and a camera that could collect data on sleep patterns. They were to set up a partnership with a medical company—ResMed—so as to create a very unique and reliable product.
It was supposed to be a user friendly gadget, with no need of any installation or wires. The device would monitor our sleep cycles which afterwards would be analyzed. The results would have helped people to improve their sleep.
However, Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima declared that they had a setback. As a result, they had to put on hold the sleep-tracking device. He was not fully convinced that such a sleep-tracking device may become an actual product. The president added that:
‘We no longer have any plans to release it by the end of March 2016. On the other hand, we still believe there are things we can do in the general category of Quality of Life, and we will continue to study the possibility of expanding into this field.
However, Kimishima thinks that perhaps in the future they could somehow revive the program. Apparently, the company still plans to bring its own contribution into this field. This is not surprising at all. A few years ago, Nintendo had another attempt to release a device which was called Wii Vitality Sensor. It was a biometric peripheral gadget that focused on health improvement.Unfortunately, the company had to cancel its release because it did not work properly.
It is clear that for the moment Nintendo will not release a sleep-tracking device or any other similar device for that matter. However, if they go on with their plans, they might expand and make a difference into the medical field as well. A sleep-tracking device would be an useful invention for all those people who suffer from sleep disorders.
Sleeping troubles are common in our age and day. Having a device that helps us track our sleep patterns and receive suggestions for improving our rest beats a doctor’s appointment. Meanwhile, several mobile apps are available for both iOS and Android users. They may not be signed by Nintendo, but they offer the same sleep-tracking technology.
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