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Team Project | 5 Months | 2019

An interactive sleep mask (PTSD-Induced Nightmare Disorder Sleep Therapy) created at the University of Michigan

An interactive wearable sleep mask that detects REM sleep (rapid eye movement sleep) and facilitates lucid dreaming to aid patients with PTSD-induced nightmare disorders.




User Experience


User Research

Interview Analysis

Market Research


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​Our Team

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​Our Team
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Problem & Goal

7.4 Million

Americans with PTSD related nightmares

1.3-2.3 Million

Veterans with NIghtmare Disorder

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Existing medicinal treatments have adverse side effects that harm veterans' quality of life and are not proven effective

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~7.4 million patient population diagnosable for Nightmare Disorder, including veterans with PTSD


My Role:

Design Research, Market Analysis, Interface Design, Product Design

Develop a human-centered solution that will detect REM (rapid eye movement) sleep and facilitate lucid dreaming to aid patients who have PTSD-induced nightmare disorders.

Existing Solution
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Sleep Tracking Device Dreem

Wearable Tech: NightWear

Weighted Blanket

White Noise Machine

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The use of EMG (Electromyography) and another biometric (EOG Electrooculography or heart rate) would result in an even more accurate measurement of REM sleep.

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EMG electrodes

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Visualize & Record Sleep

These allow users to keep track of factors that may affect their sleep

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Sleep Journaling

Medication Tracking

Sleep Tracking

**Questionnaires were created in collaboration with a sleep psychologist at the Veterans Affairs Hospital

​Design Goal

PTSD-Induced Nightmare Disorder Sleep Therapy

Play Personalized Audio

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REM SLeep Detected!

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View Sleep Record


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Fill Out Questionnaire & Journal & Medical History

Our Solution
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Sleep Stage Interpretation Program
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Business Model & Financial 
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Final Design
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EMG Electrodes

Signal Light

Volume Control

Adjustable Band

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Good Knight

App Design
  • Comprehensive layout of user's sleep data

  • Optional sleep journaling and medication tracking allows user to keep track of factors that may affect their sleep

  • Audio output options

  • ​Questionnaire designed by professional sleep psychologist allows user to reflect and monitor their sleep in a more accurate way

​On Boarding
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Sleep Journal & Medication Record
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