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App creates abstract art by charting your sleep movements

AFP   March 11, 2013
First Published: 17:08 IST(11/3/2013) | Last Updated: 17:11 IST(11/3/2013)

Ever wonder what your sleep would look like if it were replicated in art form? A new app claims to translate your every toss, turn, snore and sound into a work of digital art.

Developed by economy hotel chain Ibis, Sleep Art works with the iPhone’s hyper-sensitive accelerometer and records users sounds, movements and vibrations during their slumber.

After setting the Sleep Art alarm and placing the phone by their bed, users wake up to an abstract painting created with digital brush strokes of their sleep which can then be shared with friends and family via email and Facebook.

The app is being launched on the heels of a unique marketing campaign at the chain’s Paris, Berlin, London and Warsaw hotels in which a robot transcribed guests’ sleep movements and sounds in real-time on a canvas painting.

The app also being promoted with the start of National Bed Month in the UK. Sleep Art app is available on iTunes and is free to download.

Meanwhile, another popular sleep app which has topped the iTunes charts in Japan, France, Russia, Sweden and Norway is the Sleep Cycle alarm clock, which analyzes users’ sleep cycles and wakes them up during their lightest sleep phase. The aim is to rouse users from their slumber so they feel rested and relaxed. Sleep Cycle is available for $0.99.

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