We get a lot of press releases sent to us here at Latest Gadgets, but the latest release from the Ibis chain of hotels must rank up there with the strangest we’ve read. Are you sitting comfortably? Then I’ll begin…
Ibis have teamed up with BETC Digital and Swedish robotics specialist, Acne (something lost in translation there) to bring us the Sleep Art bed. The chains recently opened flagship UK hotel in Blackfriars is the location for the cutting-edge bed and is sure to attract punters from near and far who want to try the technology out for themselves.
Using sensors and digital relays, your night-time movements on the bed’s mattress are digitally transmitted to a robot located in Paris which then deciphers your nocturnal movements into a work of art. There are eighty sensors working over-time in the bed whilst you drift away, recording not only your bodily movement, but also your temperature and even the sounds you make to translate into a work of art. Every signal the bed sends to the robotic artist in Paris is transferred into a brush stroke on a piece of canvas, with the final result promising to be a sight to behold. Who knew snoring heavily could be so creative?
It sounds bizarre, and to be frank it is, but who can predict where it will all end up? You may well be terrible at art whilst you are awake, but in your dreams you may just be the next Michelangelo… Or rather Salvador Dali, if your imagination is anything like mine.
To find out more about Sleep Art and to stand a chance of winning one of 40 exclusive experiences, go to www.facebook.com/ibis and ‘like’ the page.