2021 Galleries

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Hue Rest System

Winner - Silver

Competition: Spark:Fall/Winter Student
Designer: Jungwhan Park
Design Type: Product & industrial, Concept
Company / Organization / School: Rochester Institute of Technology
Team Members: Jungwhan Park, Anthony Parrucci & Dan Han

HUE is an internet of things that consists of a wearable, standalone device, and a smartphone app. The concept framework is to combine sensory technology while eliminating distractions. The system will help the primary target, medical professionals adapt to the “new normal” that COVID-19 has created. While the solution was focused on improving the holistic wellbeing of healthcare during COVID, it was essential to create a system that did not have an expiration date. HUE is designed to adapt to and continue to help improve rest quality as time passes and challenges change. Using a consistent minimalist, “higher tech” approach, the HUE wearable utilizes white noise, hood eye cover, and an awakening light feature to eliminate distractions while altering the way a doctor or nurse is woken. The HUE standalone device acts as a portable aromatherapy device that reads the current environment to adapt to brightness needs, while providing a calming optic view of lights on the aromatherapy. The HUE App ties the whole system together by allowing control of the synthetic environment, alarm, and notification communication. The app interface changes with the time of day and coordinates an experience that eases the user’s interaction.