Sep.2009 - Jan.2010, MSc project -
Project Domestic Appliances, Final Grade: 8.5
Tutors: A. Albayrak
ASSIGNMENT The Wake-up Light wakes you up in a natural way,
using light that increases gradually. As the current product
is already in the market for a while, next generation are
been looking for. The following observations are be inspired:
· Cheap copycats are widely available. How can we discriminate
our wake-up light and justify our higher price?
· The functionality of the wake-up light is most appreciated
during the wintertime. How to develop an ‘all-season wakeup
SunnyFrame is a wall-hanging A3 poster frame with a luminous
transparent cover. At the wake up time, the cover becomes
bright. It is equipped with two solutions, adjustable light
intensity and smells, to deal with seasonal problem. A scent
diffuser inside the product diffuses bread or coffee smell
from the cartridge during the sunrise to help the user get
up more effective in a gentle way.
The wake-up Light become less effective in summer time
because of sunrise earlier than the wake up time. Rooms
without opaque curtains become brighter, thus human
eyes adjust to this ineffective intensity from the sun.
While the Wake-up Light turns on, the users cannot distinguish
the light between it and the sun. Consequently, they
usually think that the light is from the sun and not
from the alarm clock and keep sleeping. There are few
ways may solve this problem, output much stronger light
and stimulate other senses of human to wake users up.
• Adjustable light intensity
To help the sleeper distinguish the light from the product
and sun, automatically adjustable light intensity can
be used on the product. It can detect the brightness
of the room and output an effective light intensity
at the wake up time.
The hearing sense of human during sleeping is the most
sensitive, and the following are touching, sight, smell
and taste. The Wake-up Light uses sound to wake users
up at last at the wake-up time as well as normal alarm
clocks. However, the Wake-up Light uses increasing light
to wake users up gently before the sound. Due to the
ineffectiveness of light in summer time and the sleepers
may be startled from vibrations, smells can be a way
to wake users up in a gentle way.
According to the researches had done in the first quarter,
breakfast is in the top five main points which people
appreciate in the morning, coffee was mentioned a significant
amount of times, 15%. Thus, the smelling of the baked
bread and coffee can be integrated to the Wake-up Light
to wake people up more effectively.