Dreamer Eye Mask Presentation1


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NM2216 presentation
3 March 2010

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Dreamer Eye Mask Presentation1

  1. 1. Tutorial Group- DW4-42 From Left to Right: Christal Kuna, Stephanie Lyons, Melissa Wang, Jessica Li, Li Hui Tan
  2. 2. Overview and reason <ul><li>An eye mask that aids sleep using white noise technology, and tracks sleep patterns. </li></ul><ul><li>Reason behind technology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To aid people suffering from insomnia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Difficulty in finding a completely dark and silent place </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Highly stressful and anxiety-filled lifestyle </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Short term impact: help people to have better sleep </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Long term impact: observe and cultivate good sleeping patterns </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Problem statement: People <ul><li>Targeted user group  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>People suffering from stress-related insomnia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Working professionals who travel frequently </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>People who would like to track their sleep to correct their sleeping patterns, and wake up promptly </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Problem statement: Activities <ul><li>Sleep, with a goal of restful sleep </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sleep affects muscle growth and repair, concentration, mood, and more </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Need for calm, dark environment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Slightest light can disrupt sleep cycle </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Monitoring sleep cycle </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Waking up during lightest phase </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Find out if medical attention is needed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal observation of sleep patterns </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Problem statement: Context <ul><li>Chronic Insomniac </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Under 6 hrs/night linked to health issues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Needs help soothing body into sleep cycle </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Regularly track sleep pattern for personal observation or medical use </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Individual suffering anxiety </li></ul><ul><ul><li>i.e. student, high level professional </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Insomnia commonly related to levels of anxiety </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Living in urban environment: loud and vibrant </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Problem statement: Context <ul><li>Traveler </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Business class </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Exhausted from the rigours of traveling </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jet-lagged </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>For optimal performance, need 7-8 hours of sleep </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Proposed Solution <ul><li>Main programming on computer/smartphone </li></ul><ul><li>Simple buttons on mask to turn on and off </li></ul>
  8. 8. Proposed Solution <ul><li>Technology to use: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Actigraphy - accelerometer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Smart phone application </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sleep tracking analysis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Alarm at lightest sleep cycle phase </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>White noise </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>USB for charging and sync-ing </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Feasibility + + <ul><li>Individual technologies already exist, but through separate and different means </li></ul><ul><li>Our product combines in an easy-to-use tool </li></ul>
  10. 10. Strengths of solution <ul><li>White noise </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Effective </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No side effect </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Convenience </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Control via mobile phones </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Portable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All functions you need in a single device </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Criticism of solution <ul><li>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? </li></ul><ul><li>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? </li></ul>