Jihyun, Pedro and I worked on Lum, a connected device for toddlers.
Lum connects living room light and nightlight to automatically turn on and off by knowing the baby's schedule and also plays lullaby and other bedtime songs.
According to the National Sleep Foundation, toddlers ( 1-3 years old ) sleeps 12-14 hours per day. It's important for toddlers to maintain a daily sleep schedule and consistent bedtime routine. Hence, they recommend parents to make the bedroom environment the same every night and throughout the night. It's important for babies to have their own rituals. Lastly, many children this age get disoriented and upset when they wake up at night in a dark room and can't see anything - shedding a little light on things can help tremendously.
Our hypothesis is that Lum knows the baby's bedtime and it will gradually turn off the living room light (or any main light) and start turning the Lum night lamp. Parents can log their baby's daily routine.
There are three modes:
- wake up
- nap time
- bed time
We will be working on the physical lamp next week so stay tuned!
Here is the working site: http://jihyunlee.github.io/lum