Beijing 2022: Zhangjiakou Winter Olympic Village prepares smart beds for athletes
Published: Nov 03, 2021 04:45 PM
Memory mattress, data sensors and height adjustment - Zhangjiakou Winter Olympic Village has prepared smart beds for the fittest people in the world at Beijing 2022. Photo: Web

Memory mattress, data sensors and height adjustment - Zhangjiakou Winter Olympic Village has prepared smart beds for the fittest people in the world at Beijing 2022. Photo: Web



One of the three competition zones hosting the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games, the Zhangjiakou Winter Olympic Village will provide adjustable smart beds with data collection sensors and memory mattresses so that the group of fittest people in the world can relax in comfort.

According to an employee at the Village, located in North China's Hebei Province, the beds for athletes are equipped with sophisticated sensors that can "accurately capture the data of a person's body signature" including heart rate and breathing to create a health report that can help coaches track their athletes' physical condition.

Memory mattress, data sensors and height adjustment - Zhangjiakou Winter Olympic Village has prepared smart beds for the fittest people in the world at Beijing 2022. Photo: Web

Memory mattress, data sensors and height adjustment - Zhangjiakou Winter Olympic Village has prepared smart beds for the fittest people in the world at Beijing 2022. Photo: Web



"The coaches will be noted if there are any data differences in case any emergencies happen," Wang Hongsen, a member of the management team for the Zhangjiakou Winter Olympic Village, told Chinese news outlet The Paper.

The smart beds are of course fitted with memory mattresses. 

"When the athlete is lying on the bed, the mattress will automatically adjust according to the curves of their body to keep it in the most comfortable state," said Wang.

The beds are also adjustable, and so can be moved to different positions to provide the best support for the human spine. Wang said that adjustments can spread out pressure across the body, promote blood circulation and help release the tension of the athletes after their events.

"For example, you can use the remote control to adjust the angle of your legs or head if you like while lying on the bed based on what you are doing such as sleeping, reading, or simply watching television," said Wang.

The bed is 1.2 meters wide and 2 meters long. With white as its base tone, the head of the bed is decorated light blue. The bed is covered with bedding printed with the emblem of the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games.

The Village consists of 10 groups of 31 buildings, with each group consisting of three to four small buildings around a courtyard. 

Global Times
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