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Research Paper
Research Poster summary
The UK is tired, with over 50% of the population getting less than the recommended 7-9 hours of sleep per night. Included within this figure is 33% of the population suffering from some level of insomnia. This is having serious effects on the effectiveness and safety of our country. Work places and driving around the UK are becoming increasingly dangerous due to the effect the lack of sleep has on the human body.
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Ideation

Exploring Everything

At first a wide range of ideas that had anything connected with sleep and helping relax people were quickly sketched onto post it notes. Some of these were combined and more conceptual sketch boards were developed with rough ideas as to how they would look and work that would help develop a range of possible proposals.
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Choosing a Direction

Sketches were taken onto Photoshop and details were developed
with more aesthetically pleasing features. Notations were added to
aid with the communication and explanation of the concepts.
Prototyping
One of the most important stages of development. Allowing to
physically interact with the product, testing proportions, functions
and usability. After each model was evaluated and tested sketches
were used to help plan and develop the next model .
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Monitor
Change
Improve
As the device is in use, it records environmental data about
the surroundings and the user. This is done via infrared
and thermo mapping. This data is then evaluated and
used to change and improve the sleeping environment in
real time.
The device reacts to the environment. After undergoing
monitoring, the device uses a number of processes to
optimise the sleeping conditions in real time to aid the
user achieve and maintain good sleep. This includes
humidification, air filtration and white noise generation.
Information is fed from the device to a web App that
creates a personalised data infographic for the user.
Providing information about their sleeping habits, potential
problems that might arise and provide a tailored solution.