Amazon Gets FCC Permission to Monitor People’s Sleep Using Radar

  • The FCC gave Amazon permission to make a device that can remotely monitor people’s sleep.
  • The device will use radar to track a person’s sleep, per Amazon’s FCC filing.
  • Insider reported in January that Amazon was working on a sleep-apnea device.
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Amazon has won permission from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to make a device that can monitor people’s sleep using radar, Bloomberg first reported.

The FCC approval document, published Friday, said Amazon’s description of its proposed device included “Radar Sensors to enable touchless control of device features and functions.”

It also said the device would be stationary, and Amazon “plans to use the radar’s capability of capturing motion in a three-dimensional space to enable contactless sleep…

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