For the past 11 years, Fast Company has reviewed thousands of companies to determine the world’s most innovative. This year, Eight landed in Top 10 for Consumer Electronics. We were one of the 28 companies to appear on the list for the first time, ranking among list veterans like Apple, Amazon, and Sony.
We are honored to be recognized as a leading company in technology and innovation. Since our founding in 2014, we’ve been focusing on evolving and improving the way we sleep. Eight is bringing the biggest technological advancement that sleep has seen in the past 300 years. For centuries, humans have been sleeping the same. By leveraging technology like we have done for all other aspects of our lives, we can change the way we sleep for the better. At Eight, we are driven by the belief that sleep can be engineered to perfection. We spent years of R&D and tested over 10 million hours of sleep to develop the first smart mattress that maximizes sleep quality.
The Eight Smart Mattress seamlessly monitors 15 factors of sleep and health while also adjusting your environment to optimize for better rest. We launched the first edition in early 2016 and added two more models eight months later. Now there are over 20,000 people sleeping soundly on an Eight Smart Mattress. Based on our current growth track, we are en route to building the largest sleep database in the world.
Using all the data collected from our sophisticated technology, we can extract information about sleep and discover new things that have yet to be discovered in the field of sleep research. Our advanced sensor technology can help us learn about our bodies and health to improve our sleep and wake routines. By leveraging machine learning and artificial intelligence, we’ll soon be able to identify how many hours each individual really needs to achieve maximum recovery and rest and the environmental conditions that are conducive to it.
Consumer devices like Eight are revolutionizing the way we think about our health in terms of exercise, nutrition, and sleep. Understanding your habits will help you make effective lifestyle changes that will ultimately make you a better version of yourself. This is why we created the Eight Smart Mattress. We are on a mission to make people’s lives happier and healthier through great sleep.