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.
Problem & Goal
Americans with PTSD related nightmares
Veterans with NIghtmare Disorder
Existing medicinal treatments have adverse side effects that harm veterans' quality of life and are not proven effective
～7.4 million patient population diagnosable for Nightmare Disorder, including veterans with PTSD
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.
Sleep Tracking Device Dreem
Wearable Tech: NightWear
White Noise Machine
The use of EMG (Electromyography) and another biometric (EOG Electrooculography or heart rate) would result in an even more accurate measurement of REM sleep.
Visualize & Record Sleep
These allow users to keep track of factors that may affect their sleep
**Questionnaires were created in collaboration with a sleep psychologist at the Veterans Affairs Hospital
PTSD-Induced Nightmare Disorder Sleep Therapy
Play Personalized Audio
REM SLeep Detected!
View Sleep Record
Fill Out Questionnaire & Journal & Medical History
Sleep Stage Interpretation Program
Business Model & Financial
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