SOCIAL JETLAG

Luna is an alarm clock, that helps us respect our inner clock. A good circadian rhythm allows us to sleep better and increases productivity during the day. Living in so called social jet lag on the other hand induces stress and has been linked to problems such as cardiovascular diseases.

Luna calculates the ideal sleeping times and displays them as a bar on the inside of the clock face. 

This way the user will always see how much they are shifting away from their ideal cycle when going to bed and when setting a time to wake up.

Visualizing the social and inner rhythms will help identify the problem and help create awareness to tackle it.

While the front features only the analog interface and a mechanical dial ring, the technical components are nested on the back. In daily use, the design should only distract when necessary and live on the bedside as a friendly companion. At the same time it should hint at the high tech processes happening on the inside.

PILLOW SENSOR

Luna comes with a sensor that is attached to the pillow and records movements during sleep and detects sleep cycles. Knowing which state we’re in enables Luna to wake us up in a moment of light sleep within the wake-up timespan of 30 minutes which is set by turning the front ring.

There is a LED indicator on the sensor, that lights up when the battery needs to be charged. The pattern on the back hints at the charging pad on the back of the alarm clock.

CHARGING

The sensor can be charged by snapping it on the induction charging pad. In the morning the alarm can be turned off by touching the capacitive metal housing and getting out of bed. There is also an alarm switch on the back in case the user wants to disable it completely.

CHARGING

The sensor can be charged by snapping it on the induction charging pad. In the morning the alarm can be turned off by touching the capacitive metal housing and getting out of bed. There is also an alarm switch on the back in case the user wants to disable it completely.

LEARNING

During a learning phase, an app allows the user to give feedback about their condition in the morning. In combination with the users sleeping behavior, this data will help LUNA identify the rhythm of our inner clock and learn how it reacts to specific situations.

People who are employed in shift work are particularly in danger of suffering from the consequences of social jet lag. 

Luna can give advice on when to sleep and when to stay awake to minimize the impact of a change of shift in respect of personal needs.

Figuring out a rhythm that allows the body to reasonably adapt can otherwise take years.

INTERNALS

The main body is made from die cast and anodized aluminium. On the inside digitally controlled step motors rotate the hands of the clock and the rings that form the bar behind the frosted glass watch face.

INTERNALS

The main body is made from die cast and anodized aluminium. On the inside digitally controlled step motors rotate the hands of the clock and the rings that form the bar behind the frosted glass watch face.

THESIS

Luna is a concept I developed for my Bachelor Thesis in Industrial Design at the University of Wuppertal.

THESIS

Luna is a concept I developed for my Bachelor Thesis in Industrial Design at the University of Wuppertal.

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