Kryo, a supplier of mattress heating and cooling systems based in Mooresville, North Carolina, has teamed up with Santa Clara, California-based technology supplier Ayla Networks to create a new mattress pad that tracks, controls and monitors the user’s temperature.
The Kryo Sleep Performance System builds on the ChiliPad temperature-
controlled mattress design sold by Chili Technology, also based in Mooresville and led by Todd Youngblood, co-founder of Kryo.
The Kryo Sleep Performance System includes a water-filled cooling mattress topper, accompanying control unit and Wi-Fi-
enabled smartphone app that allow for precise temperature control.
“We are experts in the sleep performance market, but we are not masters of all the new technologies involved in the IoT (‘internet of things’),” Youngblood said. “To manage our risk in this new IoT realm, we knew we needed to find a best-in-class partner—which is why we chose the Ayla IoT platform.”
The sleep system integrates with wearable sleep diagnostic tools to monitor and control sleepers’ temperatures at optimal levels. It uses embedded Ayla software agents for Wi-Fi-based IoT connectivity. It also takes advantage of the Ayla mobile app library for compatibility with leading smart home environments, such as Nest and Apple HomeKit.
Users can set a weekly schedule to maintain ideal mattress temperatures, program temperature changes throughout the night and set alarms to awake with warmth. The Kryo smartphone app is compatible with leading fitness and sleep trackers, including Fitbit, Jawbone Up and MyFitnessPal, to monitor sleep.
The mattress pad is expected to begin shipping in August. It retails for $299 in twin and is available through the Kryo e-commerce site at SleepKryo.com.