Fast Company has selected Ergomotion Inc.’s Dawn House bed as an Innovation by Design Award Honoree in the wellness category. The mattress was chosen for its ability to promote rejuvenation among aging adults and people with changing health needs, according to a news release.
The adjustable smart bed is one of the only sleep systems available that provides multiple innovative bed features, such as the following: adjustable height, motion-activated underbed lighting, auto anti-snore, a Rise to Wake feature, Zero-G positioning, vibration motors and passive biometric sensors. The bed also features an optional support rail to assist with changing needs and support aging in place.
Fast Company’s Innovation by Design awards recognize those who are creating products and working to design a better world.
“We are honored for the Dawn House sleep system to be recognized by such a prestigious organization, such as Fast Company,” said Gui Peres, chief operating office of Ergomotion, based in Santa Barbara, California. “Our sleep system was born from an understanding of the critical need for safe sleep amidst health and aging needs while also maintaining the dignity and independence of home living.”
One of those critical needs is non-contact monitoring of key health indicators such as heart rate, heart rate variability, respiration, movement and sleep stages. These indicators are then compiled into a report available in Dawn House’s app that can be shared with a physician.
“With over 10,000 people turning 65 in the U.S. each day, we knew we needed to design a bed with the right comfort and safety features, including our most advanced technology for sleep and health monitoring, but we didn’t want it to look clinical or unattractive like typical medical bed options,” Peres said. “This award confirms that we have succeeded in creating a sleep system that supports health and aging needs that you will be proud to have in your home.”
Development of the sleep system followed extensive research with healthcare professionals and senior living communities. This research included surveys, focus groups and sharing of beta beds. These insights highlighted the most important bed features to provide safety, comfort and health monitoring, all built into a luxury-designed bed.