A start-up from Austria wants to make the benefits of blue-light-therapy available to all. Worn like a pair of glasses, Pocket Sky is a portable and stylish light therapy wearable that can reduce the need to rely on coffee or drugs to stay awake and focused.
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Blue light is a range on the visible light spectrum. It has a short wavelength so is a type of high-energy visible light. People are increasingly exposed to it through everyday technology and artificial lighting. This has some negative effects in that too much of it can disrupt our circadian rhythms. This is why it is suggested that you limit exposure before going to sleep as it may trick your brain into thinking it’s daytime.
But what if you could use these effects to your benefit?
Pocket Sky works just like the sun. It projects a soft blue light to suppress the production of melatonin, the natural sleep hormone. This serves to boost your energy and enhance your performance. Plus by helping you stay awake during the day, the gizmo can also help you sleep better at night. The company says the product has been tested to be photo-biologically safe and is 100% glare, UV, flicker and Bluetooth-free.
To use just open the case, and put on the specs. Pocket Sky will go through its 20 minutes sequence which starts with a sunrise. Once it’s done, it switches off automatically.
Professional athletes have known about this technology for years. When traveling, for example, some NBA teams use colored lights therapy to help their players adjust to a new time zones more quickly.
After many years of development, Pocket Sky is now available on Kickstarter. Impressively, the company has managed to reach its crowdfunding goal in less than five hours. The product sounds like it could be useful to shift workers, those that suffer from Seasonal affective Disorder (“Winter Blues”), Jet Lag and students studying for exams.
Price: $111 and up
$53,964 raised out of $22,461 goal
25 days to go
Estimated delivery: September 2019