Radar, originally an acronym for RAdio Detection And Ranging, is a safe and reliable technology that is already used by common devices such as Wi-fi routers and mobile phones. Think of radar as seeing without a camera. A radar-enabled device uses high-frequency electromagnetic fields (EMF) and the reflections off of surfaces to determine speed and placement. In Full Sleep’s case, radar is used to collect data that leverages AI to determine your sleep status via your movement, heart rate, breathing rate, and location, all while maintaining your privacy without body sensors or cameras!
Radar has been meticulously tested for safety. At the extremely low levels emitted by REST, there is no need for concern. The density of the EMF determines the potential for bodily harm. For reference, the World Health Organization states that an unsafe density for radar is above 1,000 W/m2. REST density is around .01 W/m2. The density of your microwave is most likely 50x that of REST!
CBT-I (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia) is a widely proven method used by sleep and other medical professionals to treat sleep disorders, even when compared to sleep medications. The approach includes an in-depth analysis of current behavioral patterns, thoughts, and feelings associated with sleep in addition to a number of exercises to reverse harmful habits and associations. The American College of Physicians recommends CBT-I as the first-line treatment for chronic insomnia.
A typical CBT-I program can last from three weeks to three months and includes ongoing practice of new habits and behaviors to reset subconscious and conscious relationships with one’s bed and sleep. CBT-I is offered by sleep clinicians all over the world, but the demand for this programming far outweighs the supply. Often, one will join a multi-week or month wait list in hopes of attending a clinic-based CBT-I program. Luckily, it’s been proven that digital CBT-I can be just as effective while being used in the comfort of one’s home, which is consistent with Full Sleep’s early data. The program is primarily based on those proven CBT-I principles.
Full Sleep was built by Koko Labs, Inc. based in Palo Alto, California. The development team includes an incredible lineup of diverse, multi-disciplinary experts across sleep medicine, clinical psychology, consumer electronics, artificial intelligence, radar, aging, and healthcare, including: Dr. Clete Kushida, Dr. Kimberly Truong, Dr. Jeffrey Clark, Andy Eckert, Ajay Gupta, and Vinod Khosla.
Former executives from companies like Apple, Google, Amazon, IDEO, and Panasonic have joined the Full Sleep team to leverage their combined experience towards making this groundbreaking technology accessible to millions of people as part of building a healthier world.