Carolyn Wegner

Chrgr

 
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Re-envisioning nap time...

Type: Speculative + Wearable

Team: Me

Duration: 1 week

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THE CONTEXT

Western culture is centered around overloaded schedules, and work. In many cases, we have stigmatized sleep in this culture, and often we wear lack of sleep as a badge of honor to show our productivity level and achievement. Many times, we label people who get sufficient sleep as being slothful and un-driven, abandoning the idea that enough sleep is desirable and healthy.

 

Watch the Scenario Sketch:

 
 

THE CONCEPT

What if we could give humans the ability to select the type of sleep they enter—either fully, bihemispherically,  or partial, unihemispherically based on their current need?  Layering this concept with a meter that shows current sleep and energy level throughout the day, one could choose to practice a biphasic sleep pattern if more sleep is required. This second sleep cycle could be in either bi or unihemispheric sleep depending on level of alertness one must maintain. The merging of these concepts and states would allow us to function at a higher, healthier level.

 

Concept Interactions:

Keep it simple

 
 
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Default analog clock.  Tap for initial energy level.

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Double Tap to enter bihemispheric recharge mode.

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Current time indicated; pull down white bar to desired recharge time. Blue number on left shows increase in energy corresponding to set time in bihemispheric recharge mode.

Double tap twice to exit bihemispheric and enter bihemispheric mode. 

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Current time indicated; pull down white bar to desired recharge time. Blue number on right shows increase in energy corresponding to set time in unihemispheric recharge mode.

To select unihemispheric or bihemispheric mode, enter desired mode and press and hold finger to bottom wrist band until blue plus light appears. Mode and recharge time has been set.

 

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