An innovative mattress design to improve sleep quality and thermal comfort

Fong Gong Wu, Tsu Yu Shen, Su Huey Tan

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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Different body segments have different thermal characteristics and sleeping postures change unconsciously during the night. Thus, the movements of the extremities should be taken into consideration in a bedding system design. The design guidelines propose in this study is enhance pressure balance, the physiological balance of microclimate, and improvement of distal skin blood circulation. An innovative mattress design has been developed in this study. The proposed mattress has a five-layer sandwiched structure. Twelve healthy participants had general level in BMI were recruited in 3-day sleep monitoring including one habit adjustment night in simulated laboratory condition to evaluate the original and design mattresses. The consequence indicated mattress design considered thermal comfort efficiently on the basis of position change improved sleep efficient, loss sleep disturbance by loss mean activity and arousal time.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman-Computer Interaction. Theories, Methods, and Human Issues - 20th International Conference, HCI International 2018, Proceedings
EditorsMasaaki Kurosu
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783319912431
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jan 1
Event20th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI 2018 - Las Vegas, United States
Duration: 2018 Jul 152018 Jul 20

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume10902 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference20th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLas Vegas

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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