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Who's been sleeping in my bed? Smarttress takes technology to a new low

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Durmet has created a mattress to warn if your partner is cheating on you
Durmet has created a mattress to warn if your partner is cheating on you
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Durmet has created a mattress to warn if your partner is cheating on you
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Durmet has created a mattress to warn if your partner is cheating on you
The app is available for Android and coming for iOS
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The app is available for Android and coming for iOS
Durmet's Smarttress will let you know if there's any activity going on in bed while you're away
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Durmet's Smarttress will let you know if there's any activity going on in bed while you're away
There are 24 sensors in the bed
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There are 24 sensors in the bed
You can even get statistics on how hard and fast the action in your bed is
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You can even get statistics on how hard and fast the action in your bed is
The app will tell you if you partner's lover lasts longer than you
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The app will tell you if you partner's lover lasts longer than you
The Smarttress in production
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The Smarttress in production
The sensor array works with vibration sensors to warn of infidelity
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The sensor array works with vibration sensors to warn of infidelity

We've covered everything from fart-proof blankets to connected wine bottles, but Durmet's latest creation is close to winning a gold in the "most ridiculous idea" stakes. The Smartress is a mattress with an inbuilt "lover detection system" that uses an array of sensors to measure the duration and intensity of any, er, activity undertaken on it, and notifies your phone if anything suspicious is going on.

That's right, the Smartress takes all the trust implicit in a relationship and tears it up, because, in the eyes of Spanish mattress manufacturer Durmet, the world is undergoing an "infidelity epidemic" and open discussions and honesty are overrated compared to sneaky, app-enabled monitoring.

When the array of 24 ultrasound sensors in the mattress detect movement, or the vibration monitors built into the springs are shaken into action, the bed will send a notification to your phone. Having responded to that notification, you're able to see how long the action has been going on, how intense it is, how many impacts there are per minute, and what part of the bed is being used.

We can only imagine how paranoid or distrusting you'd need to be to justify such a strange piece of tech, but there are also plenty of innocent reasons other than cheating for the bed to be disturbed while you're out. Napping tops the list, but the app doesn't account for changing the sheets, kids jumping on the bed, or pets that like to move around in your room during the day. So aside from being a sad indictment on society, this "solution" would appear to have a few flaws.

It also doesn't protect you from more adventurous cheaters who like to go at it in other parts of the house, although if there's ever a Durmet smart kitchen bench, you'll be the first to know. In the meantime, the a basic double Smarttress retails for around US$1,700.

If you fancy a laugh, the Smartress preview video is below.

Source: Durmet

Smarttress vídeo oficial

6 comments
Rocky Stefano
What an absolute tragedy that people would actually resort to this or better yet allow it in their homes to begin with.
Daishi
It seems like the same thing could be enabled by placing a contact pad with motion detection between a regular mattress the box spring. It's a bit devious and some people have trust issues but a market for it probably does indeed exist.
LeathersmithLawrence
Maybe they can call it the 'Smutress'.
Dave_B
I really don't understand why they're making an entire mattress. As Daishi commented, you could do this at far less expense by just putting a sensor pad under your top mattress. Different people like different firmness in a mattress, or different types of layers, foam, etc... Having a one-size-fits-all mattress for $1700 seems ridiculous. Who is going to buy this? For that matter, you could buy a $10 webcam, hide it in your house, and get much better infidelity detection than this mattress would provide. Not to mention that this entire idea is flawed to begin with.
dsiple
This is perfect for Jerry Springer or Cheaters.
Charles Barnard
With video cameras the size of peas, it'd be cheaper to just monitor activity. After all, infidelity happens in lots of locations other than bed. Would tell you the kids have been jumping on the bed again...