EXISTING PRODUCT vs NEW PROPOSED PRODUCT
Through close examination of the current sleep tracking products on the market, our research identified that all the existing technology tracks the user’s sleep pattern, and generates a summary report for each night. The sleep report includes information such as the user’s total sleep hour, sleep quality, sleep cycle, movement, and breathing pattern. These sleep reports may be useful for the user to review their sleep when they wake up, but are essentially useless when the user is asleep. Instead of passively collecting data throughout the night, our team wanted to create a product that actively helps the user sleep better during the night.
Below the graph shows how the proposed product would benefit the user from a better night sleep. On the left, the room temperature AC is set at 75 fahrenheit throughout the night, causing the user to wake up from time to time. On the right, the room temperature is adjusted dynamically by the smartphone app according to the user’s sleep cycle, helping the user sleep better at night.