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SELENE: Sleeping App
Competition: Spark:Spring Student
Designer: Youngjun Ko - Team Leader
Design Type: Digital: Motion, Apps, Games
Company / Organization / School: Kyungil University
Team Members: Youngjun Ko, Hyein Kim, Gyutaek Park & Jisun An (Faculty Advisor)
People are increasingly worried about sleep disorders caused by increased smartphone usage and dependence due to emotional conflicts, accumulation of fatigue and consequently, reduced sleep time. We need a program to help people gain proper sleep awareness, knowledge, and habits that counteract sleep deprivation caused by smartphones. As is the problem with existing sleep management apps, it is difficult for users to recognize the importance of quality sleep and the seriousness of sleep deprivation because 1) most apps do not inform users on the causes of sleep deprivation nor the reasons why quality sleep is important. 2) most apps lack sleep evaluation criteria and user sleep testing to identify users’ sleep problems, hindering users’ ability to create proper sleep motivation and better sleeping habits.Therefore, we propose the SELENE app that provides indirect sleep induction and sleep motivation through various technologies to reduce users’ dependence on smartphones before going to sleep and to help users get enough sleep.