Helio is a smart bedside lamp that improves the sleep of people with dementia by easing the transition from day to night. It simulates dusk & dawn through slow light transitions. The companion app lets caregivers set the sleeping schedule as well as check on the sleeping patterns of the person in care.
Many people with dementia suffer from severe sleeping problems and sundowning (a condition where people grow more restless and agitated towards the end of the day). This does not only affect the physical and mental health of the care recipient but also of the family caregiver.
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Dusk & Dawn Light Therapy
Light Therapy that simulates dusk and dawn can help people fall asleep more easily at night and makes it more comfortable for them to wake up in the morning (Especially in the winter time). The light transitions give the body a subconscious signal that it is time to sleep/go to bed. This kind of therapy also creates a routine for the user that helps them have a deeper sleep.
The lampshade gives the light a radial glow to avoid harsh shadows. Helios visual language aims to be decorative yet simplistic in order to not confuse or distract people with dementia. The form and shape communicates friendliness and softness.
A companion app lets caregivers set the sleeping schedule and check on the sleeping patterns of the person in care and provides alerts, should the person in care get up at night. This real time information helps the caregiver feel at ease during the night.