The Wake up Ring

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Tomer Sapir's "Concept for a bedroom unit" —aka Unit 1.1—features a table, a reading lamp, a ring and an alarm clock. The alarm clock "provides a fresh awakening by synchronizing with your sleep cycles." We've heard of that before: there's a watch and a headband that do the same. They just happen to be the kind of accessories I don't want to sleep with.


Sapir's alarm works by measuring your sleep cycle and waits for you to be in your lightest phase of sleep before going off. Set up the alarm at the latest time you want it to go off. Now slip the small ring when going to bed. The ring monitors your body activity and sends the signal to the alarm to wake you up when it senses that you're in the "light" phase of your sleep circle.

The alarm comes with a weirdo lamp. To make it, the designer has your eye scanned. The image of the iris is then printed on the plastic shade of the lamp and a graphic designer samples the colors of the iris and uses them to paint some of the unit's parts. -RD


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