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Wednesday, January 04 2023 - 01:00
Exclusive Pepaminto topper wins CES(R) 2023 Innovation Award
MÜNSTER, Germany, Jan. 3, 2023 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

-- Mattress Topper developed exclusively for the Apple Watch(R).

Freezing, shivering, sweating - everyone's nighttime perception of warmth is 
different. The German Start-up Variowell Development asked 3.300 consumers in 5 
countries globally. Over 50% answered that they or their partner often feel too 
hot often at night - male and female consumers alike. Interesting fact: Over 
30% react by sticking a foot outside of the bed. But most consumers are just 
increasing the air conditioning –not great for the environment. One thing is 
certain: body temperature, Heart rate and blood flow change regularly during 
the night. It is therefore not uncommon to sweat during sleep and at the same 
time feel cold at the feet. The topper from the German company Variowell 
Development GmbH is ideal to deal with this common topic. "With Pepaminto for 
the first time it has been possible to easily implement different thermal 
settings in a bed during the night by adapting the heat dissipation within the 
foam," explains Variowell CEO Tobias Kirchhoff.

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The idea behind the technology, which has just been won the CES(R) 2023 
Innovation Award in the category digital health, is a combination of thin 
warming-strips and naturally cooling bands of graphite. The cooling properties 
were tested in the company's own sleep lab and independently verified by the 
renowned Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology - Empa 
for short. Together with the warming-strips the heat dissipation and therefore 
temperature in the feet and lumbar section can be changed subtly also during 
the night. To improve the sleep experience Variowell is using the capabilities 
of the Apple Watch. "Test users were surprised how easy to use the topper can 
be adapted to the thermal reception of the user," Tobias continues. All 
settings are changed using the Digital Crown of the Apple Watch(R). The Topper 
automatically detects when a person is sleeping. The Topper is connected to a 
standard USB-C charger as it requires only low-voltage power.

The Sensors of the Apple Watch were integrated as well. "Our constantly 
changing body temperature affects our perception of warmth during sleep, and 
thus the quality of our sleep experience," the CEO continued. Pepaminto 
analyses this via the heart rate and adjusts the temperature accordingly. The 
different body zones - such as foot and lumbar areas - are automatically taken 
into account. And besides these impressing functionalities important data of 
the sleeping-room air quality are measured and the user is informed of any 
unusual value changes. Therefore, the Pepaminto is a great combination of 
"Smart Home" and "Smart Health". To realize this product Variowell Development 
teamed up with Bosch Global Software Technologies which were convinced by the 
state-of-the-art product concept of Pepaminto.

The topper "made in Germany" will be presented at the influential technology 
event CES(R) in Las Vegas, USA, from January 5 to 8. In the section Digital 
Health, Pepaminto has just won the prestigious CES Innovation Award, presented 
by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)(R). This annual competition 
recognizes outstanding design and engineering in 28 consumer technology product 
categories. The products submitted are judged by a distinguished panel of 
industry experts, including media representatives, designers, engineers and 
others, based on innovation, technology and functionality, as well as 
aesthetics and design. Following the launch at CES(R), Pepaminto will initially 
be introduced in two test markets, the UK and Switzerland. The launch in 
further markets will follow in 2023.

Website for the product:

Note for journalists:

Variowell Development GmbH will present Pepaminto at a press conference on 
January 5th, 2023 from 12:00n to 12:30p PST in the Venetian Lido 3105, with 
support from the sleep scientist Roy Rayman (Sleepczar) and Digent Shah (Vice 
President Software and Digital Solutions from BOSCH Global Software 
Technologies). The team will be available for interviews and questions 

About Variowell Development GmbH

The German company Variowell develops and markets intelligent technologies for 
the mattress industry. Renowned mattress manufacturers in the USA, Asia and 
Europe work together with Variowell. Tobias Kirchhoff, founder and CEO of 
Variowell Development is a member or co-chair of several sleeptech groups in 
the U.S. and Asia.

Variowell owns the Kikoo technology for natural cooling ( and the 
Swayy technology for perfect thermal comfort during sleep (

SOURCE  Variowell Development GmbH

CONTACT: @CES 2023: Tech East (LVCC) Booth #8417; Daniela Kooijman; @Direct 
Contact: Daniela Kooijman,, M. +49 (0) 172 28 47 
663; Variowell Development GmbH, Fridtjof-Nansen-Weg 5a, 48155 Münster, Germany