Press release

Sales of smart pajamas that design beautiful sleeping habits "Digital Health Care Pajamas" to start June 12. - Xenoma collaboration with URBAN RESEARCH.

Tokyo, Japan, May 29, 2020 - The developer of the smart apparel brand 'e-skin' Xenoma Inc. (HQ: Tokyo, Japan, short: Xenoma) and URBAN RESEARCH CO., LTD. (HQ: Osaka, Japan, short: URBAN RESEARCH) will launch sales of the "Digital Health Care Pajamas" on June 12(Japan only).

Main Services

  1. Pajamas outfitted with a special device that measures sleep activity.
  2. By linking with the app, you can check your sleep score and history and get advice on how to improve your sleep.
  3. By connecting with a smart remote controller (sold separately), your room’s air conditioner can automatically adjust the temperature setting according to changes in the temperature of your pajamas during sleep.

Japan is a "sleep-deprived country," with one in five people complaining about their sleep

Good quality sleep not only promotes good mental and physical health, but also improves daytime performance and increases productivity at work. More and more people are turning to technology to raise the quality of their sleep, using “Sleep Tech” in a variety of forms. While there is growing interest in sleep improvement programs by major companies in Japan, we also often hear of the term "sleep debt" which is the difference between the amount of sleep one should be getting and the amount of sleep one actually gets. The average time spent sleeping in Japan is 7 hours and 22 minutes (*1) and one in five people are dissatisfied with their sleep (*2).

*1 From the OECD, "Gender Data Portal 2019"
*2 From the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, "Summary of the Results of the 2017 National Health and Nutrition Survey"

Get a good night's sleep to keep your body and mind healthy

To get quality sleep, it is important to know what sleep cycle is right for you. The "Digital Health Care Pajamas" are smart pajamas that look and feel just like regular pajamas but can be used to visualize your sleep status through an app and get advice on how to improve the quality of your sleep. Conventional sleep measurement devices, such as wristbands and bedding-integrated devices, might be the current mainstream but our pajama-type solution is more naturally incorporated into your life.

The pajamas were designed by URBAN RESEARCH. Through this product, we would like to propose better mental and physical health through high quality sleep. In the future, based on feedback from users, we plan to make improvements to the app to make it even more enjoyable to use - such as updating the functions and providing services that can be obtained based on sleep scores.

Product Overview

Product Name: UR TECH "Digital Health Care Pajamas"
Price: 29,000 yen (tax excluded)
Color: Beige / Navy
Size: S / M / L (Unisex)

Purchase Method

Pre-Order Period
May 29, 2020, from 12:30PM through the URBAN RESEARCH ONLINE STORE

Sales Period
June 12, 2020, from 12:30PM through the URBAN RESEARCH ONLINE STORE
Mid-August 2020 at selected URBAN RESEARCH stores

Dedicated App

Name: e-skin Sleep
Distribution Start Date: June 12
Price: Free
Distributor: App Store (iOS) / Google Play (Android)
In cooperation with NeuroSpace Co., Ltd.

Application Details

  1. Sleep Score
    It evaluates your sleep as a "sleep score" using five indices: sleep depth, sleep rhythm, falling asleep, sound sleep, and total time spent asleep.
  2. Sleep Stage
    Visualize the state of your sleep (REM sleep, non-REM sleep, etc.).
  3. Sleep History
    Automatically records and graphs your sleep history.
  4. Good Sleep Alarm
    The alarm will go off at the optimal time within a set time frame, helping users wake up more pleasantly and refreshed.
  5. Sleep Improvement Advice
    The app will offer diet and exercise advice to improve the quality of your sleep depending on the weather and the season.

Sleep Tech Technical Cooperation

The API being utilized for sleep analysis and advice provision is provided by NeuroSpace, a pioneer in domestic sleep technology.

About URBAN RESEARCH CO., LTD.

Based on the idea that "tradition is a continuous process of innovation," we are always looking for ways to create new traditions. We will continue to strive to be a sparkling, valuable, fun, and respected company.

http://www.urban-research.co.jp/

About NeuroSpace Co., Ltd.

Provides corporate sleep improvement programs to major companies in Japan to help them manage their health and maximize their productivity. The company is also a sleep technology venture that utilizes cutting-edge sleep technology and conducts joint research and development based on proprietary sleep measurement devices and analysis algorithms.

https://www.neurospace.jp/

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