Nintendo working on a sleep monitoring gadget

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Nintendo’s next release could be enough to send you to sleep – though that could be exactly what is intended.

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Earlier this year we heard rumours of Nintendo getting into healthcare as a means to diversify from its troubled WiiU – and now Reuters (by way of Yahoo News) is reporting that the company has partnered with American company ResMed to develop a sleep tracker.

Unlike the likes of Fitbit and other fitness trackers, this won’t be a wearable, but something that will sit by your bed. The report says that “The device will be about the size of a hand and can be placed on a user’s bedside table. It will use microwave transmission sensors to track sleep, with the data collected used to help users cultivate healthy sleeping habits.”

Sounds, umm, intriguing. Nintendo is holding its cards close to its chest – we’ll let you know when we hear more.

James O’Malley