The Scope of Modern Sleep Technology

Rayleigh Ping Ying Chiang, Chih Feng Lin, Tzu Chen Lung, Sung Lin Kuo, Shih Yu Chen, Shih Chung Jessy Kang, Fei Peng Lee, Nelson Powell

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


This chapter provides a brief introduction with regards to sleep technology and strives to raise awareness about its importance. With respect to the history of sleep technology, it is found that the sleep medicine has continued to develop over a period and has gradually evolved over the years. Based on recent advances and related research, a new definition of sleep technology will be proposed. This definition emphasizes a broader scope of study when compared with conventional sleep technology. Based on this definition a number of developed categories which are the core contents of this book are summarized. Finally, we provide examples for sleep environments and sleep models to demonstrate the impact of sleep technology. Recent research has proven that the limitations of conventional sleep medicine might be improved upon by applying the appropriate technology and interdisciplinary cooperation which is indeed the future of sleep research.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntelligent Systems, Control and Automation
Subtitle of host publicationScience and Engineering
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Publication series

NameIntelligent Systems, Control and Automation: Science and Engineering
ISSN (Print)2213-8986
ISSN (Electronic)2213-8994


  • Interdisciplinary cooperation
  • Modern sleep technology
  • Sleep environment
  • Sleep medicine
  • Sleep modeling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Control and Optimization


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