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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Name: SleepBot

Quick Pitch: SleepBot is a free Android app that tracks your sleep patterns — no headband or wristband required.

Genius Idea: Spots problem areas in your sleep over time.

Having trouble staying up at work? Not functioning at your best? The SleepBot app — which tracks, logs and analyzes sleeping patterns — may help.

The SleepBot app was dreamt up by two sleep-deprived college sophomores in 2010. Jane Zhu was a finance and marketing major at NYU when she met Edison Wang, an electrical engineering major at Cooper Union.

“We were both college students and up at 5 a.m. in the morning,” Zhu told Mashable. “We were the only people that were always up, so we started talking to each other. I started joking with him saying, ‘wouldn’t it be cool if there was a way to track how much sleep we’re missing?’” The duo wanted to create a tool that would let individuals punch in and punch out of slumber. The last thing most people touch before bedtime is their phone, Zhu says...More.

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