Good morning everyone. Today our presentation is going to be on power naps. And the innovation we would like to show you today has to do with the ultimate power nap experience, affectionately termed by members of our project group as “NAPPY” But before we proceed any further, here’s a short video clip
Let’s start the presentation with a short video. Blahblahblha.. Video runs till this part. Start speech. Our technology description is: Power nap and be refreshed. The product allows the user in achieving a quality power nap. Which is important because it improves your work quality, reduce stress and improve cognitive functions Impact of our technology includes increased productivity in school or work, improve on your personal well-being. Socially, you will function better as your mood improves.
Meet Jack. Jack is a hardworking student of NUS. He hardly gets any sleep because he’s always either staying up to do his readings or rushing assignments and projects. He lives in a god-forsaken place known as Pasir Ris and has to travel to NUS everyday. And on the long train ride to school, Jack often tries to catch some shut eye.
Meet Jill, our other persona for today. Jill is a busy working executive who works 8 to 8 day in day out. And if you think that’s bad she brings stuff home and continues working! She’s lucky if she can clock 4 hours of sleep a night She drives to work and that can be rather dangerous on little sleep as you can imagine She sometimes wishes she could catch a few Zs during her lunch break Both Jack and Jill (hurhur) would like to have a catnap and so this is the activity we are going to address today.
The activity: Power Naps. Not just an ordinary catnap, but a power nap. Power naps are in general, very shorts naps that end before individuals enter into the “deep sleep” phase. They usually last about 15 to 20 minutes. And are very useful for people who lack sleep, like the two people you have met previously. There are many benefits to power naps and they include and are not limited to the following: Power naps help improve one’s cognitive functions and mood. They result in better health Help recuperate from the day’s stress. Other benefits include better creativity and even motivation to exercise because the number one reason not to exercise is cause ‘we feel tired’ people usually take power naps in the mid-day, a source said about 8 hours after waking up and others usually, like jack, sleep on the public transport. Which brings us to our next point on the problem and the context.
We live in a very fast-paced society and often work until the wee hours of the night. There’s a perpetual demand on us to maintain a high level of productivity whether or not we had sufficient rest. So the problem we would like to address surrounding the activity of power naps has to do with the three stages of falling and staying asleep and waking up. We have trouble falling asleep either through sound or light, or a myriad of other distractions. Some of us are also afraid to sleep for fear of missing our stops or falling asleep on someone etc. Because of these same distractions, we also have trouble staying asleep. And sometimes while asleep we either miss our stop or awake with a startle and trying to figure out where we are. And we are often rudely awaken from our sound sleep by our annoying phone alarms etc.
In order to solve the problems in different context, we decided to include various technology that aid people in having power sleep. First of all, we will include different types of music for relaxation while sleeping as part of sound therapy. It is scientifically proven that listening to certain music and sound help people to have better sleep than sleeping in complete silence. The music that you are listening now is the music that relaxes your body muscles while you are sleeping. The other music that you are hearing now is the music that is proven to be very effective for 10 min sleep. As part of the light therapy, the sunglasses will completely block out the surrounding light and Phillips wake up day light will be installed in our device to allow user to wake up naturally with more energy. Since people are scared to go to sleep on the transportations due to fear of missing the stop, we will include the location detector in our device so that it works with the alarm to wake up the user when it is time to alight. For the safety reasons we will also include the virtual lock. It will be switched on in sleeping mode and the alarm in the form of vibration will wake the user up if the distance between the remote and the bag is too far apart.
1) Alarm clock disrupts users’ sleep cycle which leaves them feeling more groggy after a power nap which defeats the whole purpose of power naps. The blue-daylight simulator, on the other hand, helps facilitate the waking up process and to ensure that users can enjoy a quality power sleep. 2) Our product regulates the amount of time users spent sleeping by not only facilitating power sleep with sound therapy but also by facilitating the waking up process with the use of blue daylight simulator. This ensures that users will be able to recharge themselves by taking quality power naps without drifting into deep sleep. 3) Sound therapy involves music that is able to influence the frequencies of brainwaves that can induce a relaxed sleep state in users 4) Daylight simulators are in fact already available in the market but they are often used for bed-side purposes. Our product on the other hand promotes portability of the daylight simulator enabling users to enjoy power sleep on the go! 5) Often, people worry that their belongings would be stolen if they were to fall asleep in public. A virtual lock would be programmed into our remote. It will be switched on in sleeping mode and the alarm in the form of vibration will wake the user up if the distance between the remote and the bag is too far apart.
Posture is an important factor to consider when it comes to facilitating sleep. However, given that our goal is to promote power sleep on the go, our device would preferably be something that users can carry around when they are out. A couch that could promote sleep would probably not be feasible in our case. Another issue that our group considered was that of security. (Sherman I’ll need help on this! I’m not sure how exactly to say that ‘we’ve considered this factor but was not able to do anything about it’ and phrase it in a good way!)
Nm2261 Grp W65
THE ULTIMATE POWER NAP – “NAPPY” Group W65
The People – Meet Jack Busy student in NUS Hardly gets any sleep Stays up to rush assignments & do readings Resides in Pasir Ris and commutes to NUS daily Often sneaks in snoozes on the long train ride
The People – Meet Jill Busy executive who works 8am till 8pm daily Brings work home and continues working till 2am in the morning Sleeps 4 hours each night Drives to work Would like to be able to nap during her lunch break.
The Activity – Power Naps <ul><li>A short nap terminating before “deep sleep” </li></ul><ul><li>Very useful for individuals who lack sleep </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Improves mood and cognitive functions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Better health </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Helps with stress </li></ul></ul>
The Context & Problem <ul><li>The Context </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fast-paced society </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Active till wee hours of the night </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Demand for productivity on little sleep </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Problem </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Falling asleep </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Staying asleep </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Waking up </li></ul></ul>
In-ear earphones: For sound therapy and blocking the noise. The ear buds vibrate when it is time to wake up. Sunglasses: For blocking surrounding light Wake up light (blue day light): For waking up and for making you more energetic through day light therapy Version 1: looks more like a normal sunglasses Version 2: the sight and the light is completely blocked Wireless remote control (with location detector). It allows users to choose the music, volume, set the alarm and destination etc. <ul><li>Examples of music available for sound therapy (options): </li></ul><ul><li>Music for meditation </li></ul><ul><li>Music that reduces headache while sleeping </li></ul><ul><li>Music that relaxes the muscles while sleeping </li></ul><ul><li>Music for 10 min sleep etc. </li></ul>On/Off Button Ex. Volume NAPPY
<ul><li>Different types of music that aids in sleeping (Sound therapy) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Music with an ultra slow beat may bring brainwaves into calming sync and persuade you to rest. This……get you to sleep naturally and have positive effects on sleep muscle relaxation and disruption from worrisome feelings. “(source: Help sleep problems http://www.helpsleepproblems.com/music-for-sleep-disorders) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Wake up light (light therapy) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ When we are exposed to the right type of light, it helps to align our daily rhythm or wake up more easily.” (source: Phillips http://www.consumer.philips.com/c/light-therapy/38702cat/gb/ ) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Location detector </li></ul><ul><li>Alarm </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual lock to prevent theft </li></ul>Proposed Solution Phillips wake up light
Strengths of solution <ul><li>Blue wake-up light versus Alarm clock </li></ul><ul><li>Able to regulate your power sleep, not just facilitate </li></ul><ul><li>Sound Therapy versus Normal music </li></ul><ul><li>Portability and mobility of product </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual Lock </li></ul>