Nintendo is still thinking about a quality of life peripheral, more than half a decade after it first announced plans to enter the health-related space.
Its latest idea to be patented is a base station for a mobile device which sits by your bed. The gadget would be able to monitor how well you slept and judge your performance, with results beamed onto your ceiling. This projector could also show soothing images to help send you off to slumber.
A Doppler sensor would pick up your breathing, pulse and body movement, while outputs could include a display, omnidirectional speaker and an odour generator. Maybe it could release a soothing sleep mist if it detects you’re not yet asleep? Or a bad smell to wake you up?