• David Perry

Matrix launches smart mattress on Indiegogo

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Matrix, a new smart mattress, is set to launch on Indiegogo on Oct. 17.

It is the first smart mattress that uses a technique called ballistocardiography to measure heart rate variability, in addition to measuring breathing, movement, heart rate, stress, sleep quality and sleep cycles, officials said.

The smart mattress comes with access to a smartphone app where all the sleep and health stats will be stored. Prices will start at $800 for a twin-sized mattress.

Unlike traditional sleep trackers and wearables that rely solely on movement detection, and are not as accurate, Matrix uses sensors that are so sensitive they can detect the user's heartbeat through every layer of the 12-inch mattress, said Gabe Dungan, CEO and co-founder of Matrix.

Matrix smart bed.Matrix is a new smart bed.
"Every day our world is getting smarter and more connected," he said. "With Matrix, your mattress will get smarter as the world gets smarter, while delivering uncompromising comfort night after night."

Every night, the Matrix sensors deliver an in-depth analysis of the user's sleep quality to allow the user to gauge how productive their day will be before they even roll out of bed.

Crafted from CertiPUR-US certified foam and made in the United States, Matrix is also the first smart mattress to use copper-infused memory foam in an effort to regulate body temperature, relieve joint pain and promote better blood circulation. To further enhance the cooling properties of the mattress, Matrix is covered with a phase-changing fabric that is cool to the touch and moisture wicking, the company said.

The app's smart alarm feature will eliminate the groggy feeling people experience when their traditional alarm goes off in the morning. Matrix tracks sleep cycles so it can wait for the user to enter a lighter phase of sleep before setting off the alarm, allowing users to wake feeling more rested, officials said.

Matrix is ideal for performance athletes, those climbing the corporate ladder, artists, creators, technophiles and anyone seeking access to health vitals on a daily basis, the company said.

The founders at Matrix have been innovators in the sleep space for over a decade. They have successfully forged partnerships to be able to produce high-quality American-made memory foam mattresses at the fairest price. Starting with top-of-the-bed products and moving into the bed-in-a-box space, the team starting exploring integrating cutting-edge Finnish sensor technology into mattresses in January 2015, they said.

Today, after nearly two years of research, development and testing, the team is ready to improve lives through smarter sleep with the launch of their first smart mattress, the company said.

Matrix Sleep is a new company that has the same ownership as bedding company ViscoSoft. Dungan is ViscoSoft’s CEO.

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