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Recent Results from Field Testing: Success!

Our latest round of User Tests have come back with great results. These results are not new to us, since we have been testing the units over the past year, but they are a great confirmation that the mass-produced units are performing as expected. These participants sent us detailed feedback in daily sleep journals, some of which are captured, below.  Our key question is for the non-snoring partner: after a week of using Nora, has your sleep improved compared to...

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Durability Testing

Product Durability Testing, or, as we call it, Accelerated Life-testing, is a key part of the Quality Control. We completed this phase over the past two month. The tests included leak test and maximum pressure test for all the inflatable parts; noise tests in a variety of settings; microphone sensitivity confirmation; extreme low and extreme high temperature tests; button clicks; cables and connections durability; Bluetooth range; humidity test and many more. VARIOUS ACCELERATED LIFE TESTING AND DURABILITY TESTING METHODS

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Snoring, Sleep and Entrepreneurship: Nora in the News

It's always great to hear from others about the different ways snoring relief will benefit their lives. From discussing the importance of design in smart home products, to helping entrepreneurs get better sleep, this month's media coverage was, as usual, full of delightful surprises. Thanks to Architectural Digest who included Nora in their roundup of well-designed smart home products; Entrepreneur magazine, who listed Nora as a new device to help sleep-deprived entrepreneurs get more precious sleep; and to Fuera de Serie or "Offbeat", one of...

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Fine-Tuning and Quality Assurance Testing

In this Shop Talk Update, we will be focusing on the nitty-gritty details of the steps we are taking to ensure quality and performance. These phases in the manufacturing process are known as the Engineering Validation Tests (EVT) and the Quality Assurance (QA) phase. During this period, our team is checking for every aspect of the production (from electronics to the plastics to the soft goods), to ensure quality and performance before we move on to the pre-production phase.  THE VERY...

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Do you sleep with a white noise machine or in complete silence? Nora's got you covered.

With the boards and firmware in place, we have been testing Nora’s bedsider in a wide range of bedroom settings. After our preliminary testing with the factory samples we are very happy with the outcome. From our testers, we have been learning about the most common types of background noises found in bedrooms. The most notable are AC units, fans, white noise and traffic.  Due to the tricky nature of acoustics in relation to different material and physical structures, the...

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