DOZE

Doze is a prototype for a multi-sensory breath-controlled wearable device, that massages your back and helps you fall asleep. The concept originated from the metaphor of a parent rubbing a child’s back.

Ideated over the course of a 1-week Sensory Design workshop, it was designed around the following question: How might the five senses affect the optimal state for falling asleep physically and psychologically? To help facilitate a more focused state of mind, the device was imagined to be paired with a sleeping mask embedded with headphones, which are equipped with noise cancellation to enhance the concentration of the user. Additionally, in order to indicate the ideal breathing pattern, flex sensors were used to capture the breathing fluctuations of the body and a motor-controlled arm created the movement for the massaging mechanism.