LG and Korean AI startup Asleep are working on a “smart” home appliance that can detect when the user is asleep and adjust accordingly, reports The Korea Economic Daily.
Asleep’s AI technology allows users to track the four stages of sleep based on breathing sounds using devices with microphones, such as smart TVs and smartphones. LG plans to integrate this technology into other products such as TVs, refrigerators, air conditioners, air purifiers, and washing machines.
With this information, appliances can turn on or off and optimize settings depending on whether the user is asleep or not. For example, the LG Whisen air conditioner can automatically adjust and optimize the room temperature depending on the stage of sleep the user is in. Other devices, such as the LG Aero Furniture air purifier, can go into sleep mode if it detects that the user is awake.
Asleep will unveil its Sleeptrack API, a technology that measures sleep and feeds the information to other companies’ products, at CES 2023 next month.