Scientist punts anti-snoring pillow
Less noise, more zeds
A German boffin has invented a computerised pillow which he claims will put a stop to snoring.
Inventor Daryoush Bazargani said the pillow works by shifting the head's sleeping position until the unpleasant nasal growling stops, according to Reuters.
Self-proclaimed snorer Bazargani, who is a computer science professor at the University of Rostock, displayed a prototype of his pillow at a health conference in Germany yesterday.
He said: "The pillow is attached to a computer, which is the size of a book, rests on a bedside table, and analyses snoring noises.
"The computer then reduces or enlarges air compartments within the pillow to facilitate nasal airflow to minimise snoring as the user shifts during sleep."
The scientist reckons several US firms are interested in his pillow, which can also be used for massages.
No word, however, on whether it also provides insomniacs with digital counting sheep to help rock them off to sleep. ®
Oh, I see, that's your funny word for 'boffin'.
So now you can have a snoring partner, or a pillow that sounds like the Terminator after the blazing truck incident.
Almost as bad as waking up to the sound of an electric toothbrush in the middle of the night... wait a minute i don't have one of those.
excuse me i need to go make a phone call.
Great idea !
I can just imagine what a pleasure it will be to have a Vista machine noisily putting away under the bed in order to control my Snorillow.
Not to mention the surprise beeping at 3 in the morning when the PC does a self-reboot because the control app - or Vista itself - knackered the OS enough for it to crash.
In any case, given that my wife has permanently forbidden all computer equipment from our bedroom, this is not likely to have a chance in my house.