Earlier this year, Nintendo revealed its intention to focus on "quality of life" as its long term goal for the next 10 years. Today, the company finally revealed its first product of such.

In the company's second quarter fiscal briefing, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata revealed a collaboration with U.S. firm ResMed, a global manufacturer of sleep disorder treatments, to create a device that should enhance the quality of its users' sleep.

The device is designed to monitor its user's sleep pattern when put beside the bed without having to wear any sensors or connect the device to the bed in any way. The data collected by the device is analyzed on Nintendo's QOL cloud in order to measure and visualize the user's fatigue.

"Since fatigue per se is not regarded as a disease in the medical world, it is said to be a field where sufficient research has yet to be conducted," said Iwata. "We have been fortunate to encounter several experts who have been conducting cutting-edge research in the science of fatigue. Together, we are now developing technology to estimate fatigue."

"Accurate and simplified fatigue measurements enable self-comprehension of the body which is very significant for contemporary humans, and I think it can be used as the benchmark to improve our QOL. We will all do our utmost to achieve this world-first product."

T-pain's Mini Armory.

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Singer/Producer T-Pain and his Mini Armory. captured for the Dub Project
please check out The DUB project on youtube.com

Father of four Ken Sullivan, who lives in Utah, applied to live on Mars without asking his wife
He is among 1,058 people who have been selected to go through to the next round of the Mars One project, which is set to colonise the Red Planet
His children say they will miss their father if he embarks on an extraterrestrial life and Mr Sullivan admits he'll be 'relieved' if not chosen

A father of four, who applied for a one-way-ticket to live on Mars, could be looking at a divorce as a result of his extraterrestrial ambition.
Ken Sullivan made it the next stage of the Mars One project, which could potentially see him making a new life on Mars – but his wife and children are not happy about the news.
Mr Sullivan, who lives in Utah, is among the 1,058 applicants selected so far who could colonise the red planet and never return to their families and friends on Earth.

While the 38-year-old might be excited about his potential ticket to an extraterrestrial life, his wife of five-and-a-half years, Becky, is contemplating getting a divorce.
‘The question is do we get divorced now or get divorced later. If I stand in the way of his dreams and passions, then we get divorced now, so I have to be supportive

If he did make the final cut to live on Mars, Mr Sullivan would also have to leave behind his four children, who range in age from just six months to 13-years-old.
His 12-year-old daughter Kaitlyn is upset at the idea she might never see her father in person again and said that she would miss him, yet her older sister Jocelyn told the newspaper: ‘If he wants to go to Mars, he should go to Mars.’

There is only a slim chance of Mr Sullivan being selected to live on Mars, as just 24 people will be chosen, but his wife is sad that he did not ask her opinion before completing the application form and said that she could not contemplate leaving her children.

MARS ONE Human Settlement on MARS

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Human Settlement on Mars - Mars One will establish a permanent human settlement on Mars. Crews of four will depart every two years, starting in 2024. Our first unmanned mission will be launched in 2018. Join the Global Mars One Community and participate in our mission to Mars.



The Mars One project needs to raise $400,000 (£245,000) by 25 January to fund its plans.
Once enough funding has been raised, the Dutch firm plans to launch a supply mission to land on Mars as soon as October 2016.
A ‘settlement rover’ will then land in 2018.
The landing systems will be tested eight times before they are used to transport humans - a move that Mars One said will make the trips ‘much safer than moon missions’.
The group said it aims to have a human settlement on Mars within a decade.
Journey time to Mars, which is approximately 40 million miles away depending on its position in orbit, would be around 200 days.
The £4bn project, founded in 2010 by engineer Bas Lansdorp, is set to recoup its costs by selling the broadcasting rights to the mission - by comparison, Nasa's rover Curiosity cost £1.8 billion.

The Dutch-based project wants to launch a supply mission to land on Mars by October 2016. The landing systems will be tested eight times before they are used to transport humans - a move that Mars One said will make the trips 'much safer than moon missions'

Wife threatens divorce after her husband is considered for one-way trip into MARS

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