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New Healthcare Partnership: AnsibleHealth and Fullpower-AI

AnsibleHealth, a pioneering virtual pulmonary practice, is proud to collaborate with Fullpower-AI, the frontrunner in AIoT contactless biosensing technology. This partnership aims to elevate patient care by seamlessly integrating state-of-the-art passive sensing technologies with a best-in-class clinical care model, ultimately significantly improving patient experience and health outcomes.

Ming Jack Po, MD, Ph.D., CEO and Founder of AnsibleHealth: “Fullpower’s demonstrated expertise and impressive track record in AIoT contactless biosensing are unlocking unprecedented opportunities for us to proactively care for our patients in ways that were simply not possible before. We are incredibly excited to collaborate with Philippe and his team to integrate AI-driven biosensing into actual patient care, transforming the clinical paradigm from reactive to proactive care. “

Philippe Kahn, CEO of Fullpower-AI: “AnsibleHealth’s achievements are nothing short of extraordinary. Dr. Ming Jack Po and his team commitment to patient care resonates deeply with our vision at Fullpower-AI. This partnership marks a significant step forward in our journey to transform healthcare with cutting-edge Generative AI solutions.”

Interview Series: Philippe Kahn

The legendary technologist, mathematician (and musician) and prolific inventor took the time to answer “the Delivery Man” questions.

Philippe Kahn is a mathematician,  engineer, entrepreneur, and founder of four technology companies: Fullpower-AI, Borland, Starfish Software, and LightSurf Technologies; Kahn is credited with creating the first camera phone. He is a pioneer in wearable technology, intellectual property, and AIoT and is the author of 345+ technology patents covering the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI) modeling, wearable, smart eyewear, smartphone, mobile, imaging, wireless, synchronization and medical technologies. (Source: Partially Wikipedia)

This month, we welcome the legendary Philippe Kahn. If there is one person you cannot put a label on, he is the one. His passions merged into an overall knowledge that could be compared to the Renaissance Enlightenment period. While he is known for some key moments and products in the world of technology, Philippe has always been working on advancing technology 10 years ahead of everyone. While everyone is talking about AI, Philippe has been working on AI/ML for many years now and even an early propagator of the word AIoT.

So, without further notice, let’s explore what’s up in the life of Philippe and his latest projects and takes on technology.

Early Days

The Delivery Man (DM): What sparked your interest in technology, and who were your early inspirations?

Philippe Kahn (PK): The elegance of the scientific method, particularly the mathematician’s approach, is at the root of data science and AI.  Seeing a normal distribution curve was a revelation in 6th grade.  

DM: Can you share insights about your educational journey and how it shaped your career in technology?

PK: I pursued two parallel tracks as long as possible: Mathematics and Music. Both share much in common. In the end, after completing a double master’s, I chose science and technology as a professional, yet I continued music as a daily practice.  I had the opportunity to pursue my Ph.D., but I chose to leave academia. 

Founding Borland

DM: What motivated you to start Borland, and what were your initial goals for the company?

PK: As a software engineer with a nascent personal computing revolution, we needed better tools to build software and be more productive.  Putting a fast IDE together with a very fast compiler and a compact runtime library was a great opportunity.

DM: During your time at Borland, what were some of the significant challenges you faced, and what accomplishments are you most proud of?

PK: The challenges were always how to compete successfully with companies at least 10 times our size.  Our accomplishments were our successes with development and productivity tools. We built the first and arguably the most successful IDE in 1983, Turbo Pascal, and rapidly amassed over 1 million developers. That work influenced the whole industry, including offerings such as CodeWarrior in 1993 and Microsoft Visual tools at a later date.  

Transition to Mobile Technology

DM: What inspired your shift from software to mobile technology?

PK: My work is always software-centric. In late 1996, I thought that with a nascent digital cell phone infrastructure, new low-powered CMOS imaging sensors, and more powerful embedded processors in cell phones, there was an untapped opportunity. I saw the opportunity to have instant media sharing over public networks. I started to build the server infrastructure in October 1996.  The birth of my daughter about 10 months later, in June 1997, was the catalyst for the first pictures.  

DM: Can you describe the moment or process that led to the creation of the first camera phone? (DM side comment: Your daughter was definitely the inspiration but the immediate response within the first few minutes must have felt incredible. That photo was taken 25+ years ago)

PM: That moment was a good illustration of: “If it weren’t for the last moment, nothing would get done.” Fortunately, Casio had just shipped the first commercially successful digital camera, there was also a good cellular coverage at the maternity, and my wife was very encouraging and gave me the time to “get it all to work.’

DM: How do you feel about the way camera phones have changed the world, especially in terms of social media and communication?

PK: I think they are great. We are essentially giving a voice to in hands of everyone on the planet.  The positives far outweigh the negatives. 

Current Tech Trends

DM: What current technological trends excite you the most, and why?

PK: For the last decade, we have been developing and deploying a sense-and-response AIoT platform for sensing applications. More power at both the edge and the cloud makes new generation solutions possible such as smart beds, interactive remote patient monitoring, smart home automation, and more. 

DM: What do you think are the biggest challenges facing the tech industry currently?

PK: I think that there are many more opportunities than challenges. The widespread adoption of AI is opening a lot of opportunities. 

DM: Where do you see the future of mobile technology heading?

PK: The future is AIoT where the intelligence is cooperatively on the edge and the cloud. 

DM: Can you tell us about any recent projects or endeavors you are working on?

PK: Our work is in deploying our AIoT platform worldwide. Today we are running on 60+ countries with over 1 million connected users. Our work is to increase efficiencies and grow 50% a year. 

DM: What are your thoughts on the rise of artificial intelligence and its impact on society?

PK: We are bullish about AI, that’s what we do. My thinking is that “AI will neither save or doom the world, its people that will.

Personal Life: 

DM: What advice would you give to young entrepreneurs aiming to innovate in technology?

PK: Get to understand Data Science, Machine Learning, and AI in general. 

DM: How have you managed work-life balance throughout your high-paced career?

PK: I am focused on where my passions are and as such I avoid to have rigid partitions. I integrate one another fluidly. 

DM: Who do you look up to in the technology industry today?

PK: My heroes are always in the realm of science and technology. In sciences I revere Einstein who studied and taught in my alma mater. My mentors in the technology industry are Andy Grove at Intel, who helped me when I immigrated and Professor Niklaus Wirth who was my teacher at ETHZ.

DM: How do you want to be remembered in terms of your impact on technology?

PK: That’s an interesting question. I hadn’t thought about that. I guess I am always focused on my next adventure, which here is Fullpower-AI as opposed to the past. 

DM: Can you discuss any philanthropic endeavors you are involved in?

PK: We created a foundation called the Lee-Kahn Foundation. The Lee-Kahn Foundation was founded and funded by my wife, (the entrepreneurSonia Lee and myself. The Foundation proudly sponsors local and national non-profit organizations dedicated to advancing humane growth through increased access to health care, education and the arts. It is deeply committed to sustaining a quality environment in which our children will flourish.

DM: Looking back, what are some key lessons you’ve learned in your career?

PK: Number one lesson: Focus on being the best at what you do and avoid distractions. Craftsmanship matters. It will pay off. 

DM: Finally, what is your vision for the future of technology?

PK: AI everywhere

DM: Thank you so much Philippe for sharing your story and some of your views on the future and present. Always great to see the area you are focusing on because it is usually a great predictor of coming technology advancements.

Fullpower®-AI Receives Two Key Patents to Fortify Its Position as the Leader in Smart Sleep Technology

SANTA CRUZ, Calif., Nov. 2, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Fullpower®-AI, the global leader in smart bed AIoT (AI + IoT) solutions, is thrilled to announce the issuance of two groundbreaking patents that further solidify its pioneering position in the world of smart sleep technology. These patents mark a significant milestone in our ongoing commitment to revolutionizing sleep health and enhancing the lives of individuals worldwide.

The first patent, US Patent 11,793,455, underlines Fullpower®-AI’s dedication to delivering state-of-the-art sleep sensing technology. This patent covers a sleep sensor system that collects movement data from a sleeper on an adjustable smart bed. The system includes a receiver for transmitting data to a server, enabling seamless data analysis. Moreover, the sleep sensor system incorporates a bed controller, facilitating adjustments to the bed’s settings, and an IoT controller to trigger actions on IoT devices, creating a comprehensive and responsive sleep environment.

The second patent, US Patent 11,766,213, embodies Fullpower®-AI’s commitment to enhancing user experiences and medical interventions. This patent introduces a compliance and effectiveness tracking engine (CETE) system, which combines sensed sleep data, perceived sleep data obtained from the user, and predicted sleep data derived from user background and medical intervention history. The CETE system evaluates the effectiveness of medical interventions and compliance with associated protocols, providing valuable insights for healthcare providers and users.

CEO Philippe Kahn expressed his excitement about these patents, stating, “At Fullpower®-AI, our mission is to leverage cutting-edge technology to empower individuals to achieve better sleep and, ultimately, a healthier life. These patents represent a significant step forward in achieving that mission. We are proud to continue leading the way in AI-powered sleep innovation, setting new standards for sleep tracking and health management.”

Fullpower®-AI’s Sleeptracker-AI® system is renowned for delivering clinically accurate sleep architecture metrics. With these patents, the company strengthens its commitment to advancing sleep science and health monitoring. The technology covered by these patents will enable Fullpower®-AI to offer even more comprehensive solutions to improve the sleep quality of users worldwide.

These patents underscore Fullpower®-AI’s dedication to pushing the boundaries of smart sleep technology and will serve as the foundation for future innovations. As the global leader in AI-powered sleep solutions, Fullpower®-AI remains steadfast in its mission to improve the world’s sleep, one night at a time.

For media inquiries or further information, please contact:
Media Relations Fullpower®-AI Email: BusDev@fullpowercom, Website:

About Fullpower®-AI: Fullpower®-AI is the global leader in smart bed AIoT (AI + IoT) solutions. Its Sleeptracker-AI® system provides clinically accurate sleep architecture metrics and has revolutionized sleep monitoring. With a commitment to enhancing sleep health and quality of life, Fullpower®-AI continues to pioneer innovative technologies in the field of sleep science. Tempur-Pedic is a partner of Fullpower®-AI.

Tempur® Launches New Smart Bases Powered by Sleeptracker-AI®

Tempur-Pedic® launches new, one-of-a-kind solutions to help you get deep, comfortable, undisturbed rest night after night with measurably cooler sleep*, Snore Response™^ technology, and immersive relaxation features.

LEXINGTON, Ky., Jan. 30, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Tempur Sealy International, Inc. (NYSE: TPX, “Company” or “Tempur Sealy”), the company synonymous with innovation in the mattress industry, today announced their all-new TEMPUR-Breeze® mattress and TEMPUR-Ergo® Smart Base collections. 

“We know great things happen with extraordinary sleep, and Tempur-Pedic® continues to outpace in premium bedding offerings with new and innovative product options for the many needs of our consumers. These new products are great additions to our flagship brand,” said Cliff Buster, Tempur Sealy North America CEO. “We expect these advanced offerings to accelerate premium sales for our retail partners while delighting consumers with innovative features and benefits. We are committed to continued investment in superior, game-changing innovation that further positions Tempur-Pedic® as an unsurpassed leader in premium bedding.”

TEMPUR-Breeze® Mattress Collection
The all-new TEMPUR-Breeze® mattress collection will help you experience measurably cooler sleep*, featuring the company’s most advanced cooling technologies that work together to help pull heat away from your body. Thanks to the brand’s latest TEMPUR-Material™ technology, Pure Cool® Plus, the TEMPUR-LuxeBreeze® mattress feels up to 10° cooler*. The new technology was designed by Tempur-Pedic® scientists and validated in Tempur Sealy’s state-of-the-art thermal lab. The new material is designed to pull the heat away from your body while also providing the adaptive support the brand is known for. 

Additionally, the all-new TEMPUR-ProBreeze® and TEMPUR-LuxeBreeze® models feature one-of-a-kind Ventilated Advanced Relief™ material. The ultimate pressure-relieving material with increased airflow assures customers experience cool, comfortable, undisturbed rest- all night long. 

TEMPUR-Ergo® Smart Base Collection
Further elevating their industry-leading portfolio of powerbases, all-new TEMPUR-Ergo® smart bases feature exciting ergonomic and connected sleep innovations for re-imagined sleep. All TEMPUR-Ergo® Smart Bases will feature improved ergonomic design with the addition of a lumbar feature providing extra support for your lower back whether you’re sitting up or lying flat. Consumers will also appreciate Automatic Snore Response™^ enabled by Sleeptracker-AI®, and a relaxation experience designed to calm your mind and body before bedtime.

The TEMPUR-Ergo® ProSmart™ Base features the brand’s Wind Down™ program and SoundScape™ mode offering consumers an immersive, multi-sensory experience -a welcomed addition to nightly bedtime routines.

“Consumers continue to prioritize sleep in their overall health and wellness, and we are committed to delivering the deep, undisturbed rest they deserve,” said Jill Johnson, Vice President of Tempur-Pedic. “We are incredibly proud of these amazing new products and the world-class team behind them. The recent validations of Sleeptracker-AI by Dr. Kushida, Stanford University, Division of Sleep Medicine, on the accuracy and application of our connected-sleep platform demonstrate our focus on improving the sleep of people all over the world.”

*Based on average heat index increase of TEMPUR-LuxeBreeze® compared to TEMPUR-ProAdapt® models measured over an 8-hour period.
^Bed raises once approximately 12 degrees in response to snoring. This may reduce snoring in otherwise healthy individuals who snore due to body positioning.

About the Company
Tempur Sealy is committed to improving the sleep of more people, every night, all around the world. As a leading designer, manufacturer, distributor, and retailer of bedding products worldwide, we know how crucial a good night of sleep is to overall health and wellness. Utilizing over a century of knowledge and industry-leading innovation, we deliver award-winning products that provide breakthrough sleep solutions to consumers in over 100 countries.

Our highly recognized brands include Tempur-Pedic®, Sealy® and Stearns & Foster® and our popular non-branded offerings consist of value-focused private label and OEM products. At Tempur Sealy we understand the importance of meeting our customers wherever and however they want to shop and have developed a powerful omni-channel retail strategy. Our products allow for complementary merchandising strategies and are sold through third-party retailers, our 650+ Company-owned stores worldwide and our e-commerce channels.  With the range of our offerings and variety of purchasing options, we are dedicated to continuing to turn our mission to improve the sleep of more people, every night, all around the world into a reality. 

Importantly, we are committed to carrying out our global responsibility to protect the environment and the communities in which we operate. As part of that commitment, we have established the goal of achieving carbon neutrality for our global wholly owned operations by 2040.

Public Relations Contact 
Erin Grant
Tempur Sealy International, Inc.

Investor Relations Contact 
Aubrey Moore
Tempur Sealy International, Inc.

SOURCE Tempur Sealy International, Inc.

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