What's the big idea?
Anyone who has spent a night in a hospital knows that peaceful sleep is impossible to obtain. Sleep loss slows recovery time. There is a direct correlation between lack of REM cycles and extended hospital stays. The Vital Sleep Headband solves this problem using noise cancelling technology and vital monitoring. Noise cancellation removes unwanted, noisy hospital sounds to help patients fall asleep, and Bluetooth-transmitted real time vital monitoring eliminates the need for nurses to wake patients when checking vital signs at designated nightly intervals, allowing for undisturbed sleep.
Describe the nearest player in your field.
The Hibermate is a sleeping headband that uses thick padded foam to block exterior sound (picture Princess Leia ear pieces). Also, traditional earplugs help block noise. However, there is currently no product that blocks noise and records vitals, allowing for restful, undisturbed sleep.
How are you different from that player?
While the Vital Sleep Headband and the Hibermate are both sleeping headbands, our device is more than a sleep aid. It eliminates BOTH obstacles of sleeping in hospitals: exterior noise and nurses checking vitals. The wireless transmission of vitals will increase operational efficiency in hospitals.
How's the world different with your idea in it?
Patients will no longer struggle to find rest and recovery in hospitals. Deep rejuvenating sleep is a critical aspect of the healing process. Our research has shown if our product is adopted, hospitals, patients and HMOs will all benefit financially from increased patient turnover.
Why are you the one to run with this idea?
We’re a talented pair of students prepared to take our management and engineering talents into the healthcare world. Years of Prototyping and consultation with numerous mentors stretching between the business and medical fields have empowered to see this product into reality.