Engineering Innovation Podcast and Radio Series

Wake Up Time

PostedApril 2, 2006

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Randy Atkins:  Scientists say being jolted awake from a deep snooze can make you feel lousy for hours.  So Ben Rubin, chief technology officer of Axon Sleep Research Labs, is creating a home sleep stage monitor.  Medical clinics do this using brain wave analyzing equipment.

Ben Rubin:  Now that can be the size of a refrigerator down to the extremely small size of your desktop computer, but clearly can't fit on your head.

Randy Atkins:  Axon engineers say they've miniaturized brain sensors to fit in a headband that connects wirelessly with a wave analyzing alarm clock, ...

Ben Rubin:  ...such that you wake up at the most ideal time, when you are in a lighter sleep stage.

Randy Atkins:  Rubin says that will make you feel refreshed, every day.  With the National Academy of Engineering, Randy Atkins, WTOP Radio.