Kokoon – AXA PPP Health Tech & You Challenge

Kokoon Technology shortlisted in AXA PPP Health Tech & You Challenge

AXA PPP Health Tech & You is in its third year, and we’ve had the pleasure of partnering with the event, and judging the Health Tech & You Challenge category.

The awards highlight the most pressing current challenges and invite the health tech community to say how their innovations are best placed to tackle them.  This year, in partnership with innovation accelerator The Bakery, the Challenge category looks for the next big innovation that will help people live life well by managing their own health.

Earlier this month we attended a ‘Dragon’s Den’ style pitching event to determine a shortlist of 3 entrants. The competition was tough, and some great technologies that would have made the cut in other years had to be knocked out, due to the high calibre of entries. In the end, the 3 shortlisted entries were Affinity, Calm Harm and Kokoon Technology.

Let’s take a closer look at Kokoon Technology…

The idea for Kokoon came about in 2015 as a result of countless sleepless nights.  The Kokoon team, frustrated with the lack of physical, natural sleep aids and people’s tendency to turn to medication, began working on a design for comfortable, sleep-sensing headphones to create a sleep sanctuary.  Kokoon’s sleep-aiding audio technology helps the user to rest, relax and focus.  Using clinically validated audio relaxation therapies and state of the art EEG sensors, it adapts to the user and their environment; quietening as they fall asleep, reacting to the sounds around and learning what helps the user rest and relax.

Kokoon’s sleep-aiding audio technology helps the user to rest, relax and focus.  Using clinically validated audio relaxation therapies and state of the art EEG sensors, it adapts to the user and their environment; quietening as they fall asleep, reacting to the sounds around and learning what helps the user rest and relax.

What we liked most about Kokoon, was the more advanced technology (using EEG sensors) than other competing technologies already in the market. Added to this, the tracking is incredibly personal, unlike devices which may capture other people’s breathing patterns or wake others with the smart alarm – not ideal when sharing the bed.

So keep an eye out for news of the final winner and hit the links to find out about the other 2 shortlisted entries, Calm Harm and Affinity.




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