Circadia: resync your body clock using light


crowdfunding-picInspired by NASA, Circadia is the world’s first solution that tunes your internal body clock using solid state lighting technology and analysis of your sleep. This has the effect of helping you sleep faster, along with boosting your mood, cognitive ability and alertness.

An internal body clock that is out of sync leads to difficulties sleeping, which in turn leads to waking up feeling groggy and restless. The system aims to fix this by using a two-pronged approach.

Tracking your sleep is the first step to tuning your rhythm. Circadia comes with a sleep tracker which monitors your movements, heart rate and breathing patterns. But there is no need to strap on anything. The system does this from up to 8 feet away, with 98% accuracy. To get a complete picture of your sleep conditions, the egg shaped device also collects temperature, noise, humidity and light data from your bedroom.

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Using this information, Circadia can model your internal body clock with high accuracy. The intelligent algorithms calculate how much and when your rhythms are out of sync, and can also combine data from your fitness tracker to figure out how much this impacts your daily schedule. This data is then used to come up with your personalized lighting therapy. While you are asleep, the lamp emits different wavelengths of light at varying intensities, helping you sleep better.

The integrated alarm works together with sleep analysis. The lamp emits light or sound at the optimum point in your sleep cycle to wake you up feeling refreshed. A further 20 minutes of use in the morning will further help tune your body clock. You can also use it during the day if, for example, you are feeling tired and are in the need of a quick boost. The company says the pocket sized device is just as potent as caffeine, but without keeping you up at night.

The company is already three-quarters of the way to meeting ambitious goal of raising $100,000 on Kickstarter. The early-bird price is just under $100, and delivery is scheduled for early next year.


Price:$99 and up

Funding open:
$72,579 pledged of $100,000 goal
28 days left

Estimated delivery: April 2018

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