Hoox has created a new smart client called UP which has been specifically designed to help you live a healthier life by aiding your sleeping and waking cycles using 16 million colour combinations together with a tilting speaker that supports Amazon’s Alexa personal assistant.
Watch the demonstration video below to learn more about the UP smart light which is now available to back via Kickstarter from $69 with shipping expected to take place during July 2017.
The main technology behind UP light is the fact that light is a very important external factor affecting human’s sleep-wake cycles. Naturally, our body wakes up when the sun rises because the daylight helps increase our cortisol, the main stress hormone in our body, to a level where our brain tells our body to get up and be energetic for the whole day. However, we don’t want cortisol level high all the time, especially when it is time to have a rest. Cortisol production should decrease gradually throughout the day, until it reaches its lowest level late in the evening.
At the time when cortisol decreases, another sleep-inducing hormone level becomes higher to regulate our sleep/wake cycle – melatonin. However, the lights from our home lights and smart devices screens will suppress the production of melatonin. Lower melatonin, together with an elevated cortisol level, will cause sleep disorders like insomnia and delayed phase sleep disorder. Based on these scientific facts, the UP team created a light that can simulate sunrise in the morning to help our bodies wake up, and sends out light with the right wavelengths to prepare us for a good sleep.
Visit the official Kickstarter campaign page via the link below to make a pledge be one the very first to own the new UP smart light.
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