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  • 1. Tutorial Group- DW4-42 From Left to Right: Christal Kuna, Stephanie Lyons, Melissa Wang, Jessica Li, Li Hui Tan
  • 2. Overview and reason
    • An eye mask that aids sleep using white noise technology, and tracks sleep patterns.
    • Reason behind technology
      • To aid people suffering from insomnia
      • Difficulty in finding a completely dark and silent place
      • Highly stressful and anxiety-filled lifestyle
      • Short term impact: help people to have better sleep
      • Long term impact: observe and cultivate good sleeping patterns
  • 3. Problem statement: People
    • Targeted user group 
      • People suffering from stress-related insomnia
      • Working professionals who travel frequently
      • People who would like to track their sleep to correct their sleeping patterns, and wake up promptly
  • 4. Problem statement: Activities
    • Sleep, with a goal of restful sleep
      • Sleep affects muscle growth and repair, concentration, mood, and more
      • Need for calm, dark environment
      • Slightest light can disrupt sleep cycle
    • Monitoring sleep cycle
      • Waking up during lightest phase
      • Find out if medical attention is needed
      • Personal observation of sleep patterns
  • 5. Problem statement: Context
    • Chronic Insomniac
      • Under 6 hrs/night linked to health issues
      • Needs help soothing body into sleep cycle
      • Regularly track sleep pattern for personal observation or medical use
    • Individual suffering anxiety
      • i.e. student, high level professional
      • Insomnia commonly related to levels of anxiety
      • Living in urban environment: loud and vibrant
  • 6. Problem statement: Context
    • Traveler
      • Business class
      • Exhausted from the rigours of traveling
      • Jet-lagged
      • For optimal performance, need 7-8 hours of sleep
  • 7. Proposed Solution
    • Main programming on computer/smartphone
    • Simple buttons on mask to turn on and off
  • 8. Proposed Solution
    • Technology to use:
      • Actigraphy - accelerometer
      • Smart phone application
      • Sleep tracking analysis
      • Alarm at lightest sleep cycle phase
      • White noise
      • USB for charging and sync-ing
  • 9. Feasibility + +
    • Individual technologies already exist, but through separate and different means
    • Our product combines in an easy-to-use tool
  • 10. Strengths of solution
    • White noise
      • Effective
      • No side effect
    • Convenience
      • Control via mobile phones
      • Portable
      • All functions you need in a single device
  • 11. Criticism of solution
    • We think that some might prefer to be able to play their own music, rather than an in-built playlist (programmable) with limited space in order to reduce cost. Would you prefer to be able to plug your mp3 player into the device?
    • We think that insomniacs might not need to have the interactive function of a website. Would you rather have an entirely personal analysis of your results, or the use of a forum and other socially interactive functions?