Origin of Cool: Japan
Be afraid, be very afraid! A Japanese scientist has invented the weirdest anti-snoring technology…
Jukusui-kun, which translates to “Deep Sleep,” was recently debuted at the International Robot Exhibition in Tokyo.
The bear was designed by Dr. Kabe from Wasaeda University in Japan to help sleep apnea sufferers (a potentially dangerous condition that, if untreated, can leave a person unable to breath during sleep).
The ‘polar bear’ monitors snoring volume through built-in microphones and oxygen levels in the blood via a pulse oximeter worn around the wrist. When snoring increases and oxygen levels decrease, Jukusui-kun goes into action by gently tickling the face, hopefully causing the sleeper to move positions without waking him or her up.
Just imagine waking up in the middle of the night and seeing a shadow of a polar bear claw moving in to ‘cure your partner’!!
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