Huffington Post | January 23, 2014 | link
LAS VEGAS — When you think of mattress technology, you probably think of springs and stuffing, not sensors and voice recognition.
Sleep Number, the company that makes mattresses with adjustable firmness, is trying to change that. At the International Consumer Electronics Show on Tuesday, Sleep Number unveiled the x12, a mattress that not only has built-in sensors that track how well you and your partner sleep, but also can respond to voice commands, do something about your partner’s awful snoring and give you a massage.
The x12, which goes on sale in some markets next month and throughout the U.S. later this year, features some of the biggest themes at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, such as embedded sensors that track your movement and give biofeedback, and so-called “smart devices” — everyday household objects like TVs and appliances that connect to a network.