Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/10/04/german_scientist_computerised_pillow/

Scientist punts anti-snoring pillow

Less noise, more zeds

By Kelly Fiveash

Posted in Science, 4th October 2007 15:03 GMT

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. ®