Apple Hires An Expert On Sleep Research To Work On iWatch

Apple’s rumored iWatch product is shaping up to be just as revolutionary as the iPhone and iPad based on the company’s recent recruitment drive.

9to5 mac is reporting that Apple has recruited J.E.M Raymann from Philips Research. Raymann is an expert on sleep research with extensive experience in wearables, sensors, and non-pharmacological methods of improving sleep quality, the report said.

J.E.M Raymann joins a long list of biosensor experts to join the company, suggesting that the long rumored iWatch project is well underway and is shaping up to be something special.

According to the report:

[su_quote]Before joining Apple, Raymann served as a senior scientist at Philips Research working as a lead on various sleep related research projects. He founded the Philips Sleep Experience Laboratory, a non-clinical sleep research facility, and also lead projects researching various aspects of sleep and activity monitoring through the Philips’ Consumer Lifestyle Sleep Research Program and the company’s Brain, Body, and Behavior group. Raymann’s research covers many projects related to monitoring and modulating sleep patterns through non-medical means. For example, he has written extensively on “mild skin warming” as a non-pharmacological method of altering “sleep-pressure, sleep quality and alertness.” He also has extensive experience in researching wearable sensors and miniaturization of sensors related to tracking sleep and alertness activity.[/su_quote]

Here’s J.E.M Raymann background profile on LinkedIn:

Foto: Bram Saeys. ONBEWERKT! Philips Research Experience Lab; Sleeplab

Expert on Sleep Research, Ambulatory Monitoring, Psychophysiology, Performance Measures, Thermoregulation, Circadian Physiology and Sleep Enhancement.

Main topic of research is states of performance and how to optimize rest and activity. Why are some people able to perform at peak level for weeks in a row? What is the difference to be able to perform and willing to perform. What is the role of sleep, motivation, physiology. How can we optimize sleep?
Other area of interest include alternative, less-obtrusive measurements of sleep; closed loop (physiology-behavior) approaches for (sleep) disorder treatment; non pharmacological approaches to promote sleep and promote vigilance (like light exposure, mild warming etc); and subclassification of sleep disorders. Proper ambulatory measurement and interpretation of ambulatory physiological and biomechanical data.
Specialties: Sleep Research (both EEG, PSG, PXG and Actigraphy)
Ambulatory Monitoring (physiology (ANS, CNS) and task behavior)
Psychophysiology (experimental laboratory setting and ambulatory field work, both dry and wet physiology)
Performance Measures (both task performance and physical performance)
Thermoregulation (in normal environments)
Circadian Physiology (both applied and fundamental)
Bridging Neuroscience and Engineering.

Image Credit: LinkedIn


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