Lullaby: A capture & access system for understanding the sleep environment

Matthew Kay, Eun Kyoung Choe, Jesse Shepherd, Benjamin Greenstein, Nathaniel Watson, Sunny Consolvo, Julie A. Kientz

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Abstract

The bedroom environment can have a significant impact on the quality of a person's sleep. Experts recommend sleeping in a room that is cool, dark, quiet, and free from disruptors to ensure the best quality sleep. However, it is sometimes difficult for a person to assess which factors in the environment may be causing disrupted sleep. In this paper, we present the design, implementation, and initial evaluation of a capture and access system, called Lullaby. Lullaby combines temperature, light, and motion sensors, audio and photos, and an off-the-shelf sleep sensor to provide a comprehensive recording of a person's sleep. Lullaby allows users to review graphs and access recordings of factors relating to their sleep quality and environmental conditions to look for trends and potential causes of sleep disruptions. In this paper, we report results of a feasibility study where participants (N=4) used Lullaby in their homes for two weeks. Based on our experiences, we discuss design insights for sleep technologies, capture and access applications, and personal informatics tools.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUbiComp'12 - Proceedings of the 2012 ACM Conference on Ubiquitous Computing
Pages226-235
Number of pages10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 19 2012
Event14th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing, UbiComp 2012 - Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Duration: Sep 5 2012Sep 8 2012

Publication series

NameUbiComp'12 - Proceedings of the 2012 ACM Conference on Ubiquitous Computing

Other

Other14th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing, UbiComp 2012
CountryUnited States
CityPittsburgh, PA
Period9/5/129/8/12

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software

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