A sleep monitor created by an Icelandic medical group will be used in experiments to be conducted on Mt. Everest.
Nox Medical, based in Reykjavík, are the creators of the T3 Portable Sleep Monitor, shown above. The device is designed to be small and unobtrusive, while monitor a multitude of factors, such as breathing, pulse, and loudness of snoring. Due to its size, the company says it is especially ideal for children.
Now the product will be used to conduct sleep experiments on Mt. Everest. Electrical engineer Björgvin Guðmundsson told RÚV that he believes it will be interesting to see how sleep is affected by high altitudes.
Nox Medical was founded in 2006 by a group of engineers, medical professionals and investors. They describe their mission statement as “to develop the next generation of sleep diagnostics systems based on the latest innovations in the field of electronics, wireless technology and software architecture.”