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Sleep Number Considered Integrating Audio Snoring Detection Technology into Beds

Posted by cageymaru 11:51 AM (CST)

Wednesday December 05, 2018

Sleep Number added a few interesting lines to its privacy policy that detailed the audio data collection capabilities of its $3,000 beds. In fact these few spurious lines were indeed false as a company rep confirmed that the current lineup of Sleep Number beds do not have this capability. The lines were subsequently removed from its current privacy policy. The Sleep Number representative did confirm that the company was indeed working on a prototype bed that has the capability to monitor snoring and thus the reasoning for the "audio in your room to detect snoring and similar sleep conditions" lines appearing in the privacy policy.


Once You create a User Profile, We also may collect Personal Information, which may include, among other types of information: Revised or updated User Profile information. Biometric and sleep-related data about how You, a Child, and any person that uses the Bed slept, such as that person's movement, positions, respiration, and heart rate while sleeping. Audio in Your room to detect snoring and similar sleep conditions. Other information You choose to provide to Us by opting in to additional functionality of Our Services, such as Your bedtime routine, so We can send You bedtime notifications and set personalized alarm clocks. If You submit any Personal Information relating to another person, such as Your spouse/partner or Child, You represent that You have the authority to do so and to permit Us to use the information in accordance with this Privacy Notice. We may disclose Your Personal Information to Our affiliates, vendors, or business partners who are acting on Our behalf.


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