Noise-canceling headphones that simultaneously track your sleep and improve your night's sleep: Kokoon caused quite a stir on Kickstarter in 2015 with this idea. After some delays, the smart headphones are finally on the market.
The new model of Kokoon can be used like any other headphones in everyday life for listening to music. Above all, however, they serve to help the wearer to sleep. They shield the wearer from disturbing external noise, play off sleep training and soothing sounds – and adapt to the user's habits.
Noise-canceling headphones learn to do so
An integrated electroencephalography (EEG) sensor measures electrical activity in the brain. Coupled with the information from the motion sensor Kokoon should understand sleep patterns. The recorded data is collected and evaluated in a smartphone app.
Over time, the application learns in this way which sleep training and sounds help the wearer to fall asleep and which do not. As soon as the headphones detect that you have fallen asleep, the sounds are quieter and eventually replaced by white noise, so you do not feel disturbed.
Sleep for the big purse
These features are complemented by soft, breathable materials that are designed to make wearing cocoon comfortable even in bed. The Kokoon headphones can now be ordered via the online shop of the manufacturer. The sleep aids, however, have their price: they cost 339.99 euros. For comparison: The Bose Sleepbuds are available for around 200 Euros – but without the possibility to stream music.