Sleep cycles literally go in cycles so you reach the given state where it would wake you several times per night. So do I want to be woken at 3am?
Finnish academics have developed a mobile phone app which monitors sleep patterns and delivers a morning alarm when the user is naturally ready to wake up. HappyWakeUp® in a company action shot The "Arousal Phone" in action. Pic: Smart Valley Software. Called "HappyWakeUp®", the tech uses the phone's microphone to monitor …
They say the phone has to be very near you to pick up your "noises".
Should the phone not get squashed or knocked off the bed, it will be within easy reach to sleepily turn the alarm off and roll over for more sleep.
I need my phone to be across the room when it goes off, so the walk over to it wakes me up. This thing sounds about as useful as a chocolate teapot.
[quote=AC]Sleep cycles literally go in cycles so you reach the given state where it would wake you several times per night. So do I want to be woken at 3am?[/quote]
No, you set the phone's normal alarm clock for the time you wake up, the app reads this and wakes you up when you're ready WITHIN 20 minutes of the designated alarm time
Problems with two people in a bed, aforementioned issues with the phone being too far away for the mic to work, too close so that it's thrown when the alarm goes off...
Not to mention the idea of having a mobile phone close to your head all night long (cue Twat-o-Tron responses to mobile radiation) and the studies that supposedly found that a mobile phone in the bedroom can disrupt sleep.
Give me a standard alarm clock and let me be grumpy in the morning. Makes all those helpdesk calls so much more interesting...
It stimulates your prostate to gentle arouse you into the world (if you are a man). I'm not sure where a woman would place the device.
The Finns are really grumpy because it's always dark in winter. Actually, in my experience , waking up in Finland is stressful full stop.
I guess it's not that big an issue (because I'm the only one that's raised it so far), but HOW MUCH??? 50 EUROS??? For a piece of software that basically just runs microphone input through an algorithm and links it to an alarm sound???
Blimey. I'm in the wrong business - this and the $1000 pixel app for the iPhone clearly show that a fool and his pennies are easier to part than I thought.
Devil Bill 'cos I wouldn't be surprised if M$ buys this tech to bundle in the next version of Windows Crapsta...
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