Established in 1987, the Edison Awards are an annual competition honoring excellence in new product and service development, marketing, human-centered design, and innovation. Here are the sleep inventions that are nominated in 2020. Winners will be announced in the spring.
Bongo Rx Sleep Apnea Device by AirAvant Medical
The Bongo Rx is a reusable nasal device that has been FDA-cleared for use by patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). “We believe that the Bongo Rx embodies the essence of the Edison Awards,” says Javier Collazo, vice president of AirAvant Medical, in a release. “The device may look very simple at first, but its design is deceptively sophisticated and innovative in function and how it is manufactured. We believe this can be a life-changing product for those who suffer from sleep apnea, but can’t tolerate CPAP for one reason or another.” AirAvant Medical points to the portability and usability of the Bongo Rx as key differentiating factors. “The fact it is so small and doesn’t require any electricity allows patients to use it basically anywhere and at any time—it’s extremely travel-friendly,” Collazo says.
SleepScore by SleepScore Labs
SleepScore Labs allows virtually anyone with a smartphone to track and measure their sleep from the comfort of their home. SleepScore’s actionable, personalized advice and product recommendations are all backed by science, according to the company.
SleepTuner by Beddr
Beddr targets the root causes of chronic sleep issues via FDA-cleared SleepTuner sensor, mobile app, nationwide telemedicine network of sleep physicians, and expert sleep coaches.
The Sleep Number 360 Smart Bed Powered by SleepIQ Technology by Sleep Number
The Sleep Number 360 smart bed, powered by SleepIQ technology, provides consumers an individualized sleep experience, allowing each person to adjust their comfort. SleepIQ technology delivers personalized insights about user’s sleep based upon biometric data and time in bed (a “SleepIQ” score). It offers information to help you learn and improve your sleep quality each night.