Our mission is to transform how people wake up in the morning
The origins of Sleepwave began in 2019 when our founder Jules Goldberg started researching sonar technology to track sleep for his first app SnoreLab. The team made some breakthrough discoveries leading to the patent-pending motion-sensing technology that powers Sleepwave.
Sleepwave has invented new technology to sense movements using the phone’s speaker and microphone. The app plays an inaudible sound wave and listens to the energy reflected back to infer movement and even breathing. This revolutionary technology is called “silent sonar” and powers contactless sleep tracking and an improved wake up experience.
Sleepwave provides convenient, accurate sleep tracking from a phone beside your bed. The app has an intuitive, beautiful design with many innovatives features that give you a better start to your day.
The inspiration for Sleepwave’s patent-pending technology came from one of the world’s most intelligent animals: Dolphins and their ability to sense their surroundings using sonar. These majestic creatures detect objects by making clicking sounds and listening for their echoes.
Similar to how dolphins are able to “see using sound” by intepreting echoes, Sleepwave uses the phone’s speaker to transmit a “silent sound wave” and senses movements by listening for reflections.
University of Washington created a sonar system on a phone which could detect breathing & sleep apnea in 2015
Two apps explore sonar sleep tracking but their technology had problems with audibility and accuracy
SnoreLab team began sonar R&D in 2019
Invention of silent sonar technology, enabling precise motion tracking using a fraction of the sound energy
Breakthrough discoveries in motion tracking covered in 2021 patent filings
Sleepwave launched in 2022
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