This blanket is embroidered with tiny sensors so it can watch you sleeping

Called Im Blanky, it maps the positions of 104 tilt sensors arranged in hexagons across its surface, which communicate changes in resistance to a controller that’s stitched to the back of the blanket, which in turn sends the data wirelessly to a computer that maps the shape of the whole surface.

It was developed in the RAD laboratory at the University of Toronto by Studio NMinusOne and Rodolphe el-Khoury, who say that possible applications could include monitoring those with sleep disorders or watching the vital signs of elderly patients who aren’t being cared for in hospitals.

As part of a future where more and more devices are wirelessly connected, it could automatically turn down your central heating or open a window to maintain comfortable sleeping conditions.

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