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Voice of Nod
Tells your devices about your nap so they can do something about it.
Using a pulse monitor, this watch
detects when you fall asleep. Via
Bluetooth, 802.11x or some other
short-range wireless, it broadcasts
that you are snoozing. Different
wireless-enabled devices can use
*Records the sleep and wake times
"iCal"-type calendar program.
your sleep pattern over months
without even trying.
*Tells chat clients your custom
sleeping" away message.
*Consults your computer's
so if you fall asleep before an
important event, it starts ringing to
wake you up.
*And if that doesn't work, it
someone and leaves a short
prerecorded message such as: *cars
honking in background* "Hello my
phone battery is almost dead so I
must be quick, I'm stuck in traffic
I'll be late for" *click*
Your house lights, televisions,
*shut off to save electricity
*Can also consult your
calendar to sound an alarm before
*Displays info on your sleep
when you awaken. "Good Xning, you
slept for X hours X minutes X
seconds. Your avg. heart rate was X.
You slept through X events (don't
blame me, your phone called you X
times and your computer sent X
emails in ALL CAPS. If I were you I'd
cut that new X meter long beard and
my Xing act together Mr. Van
This doesn't HAVE to use a pulse
monitor to detect sleep since that
requires some calibration and may
prone to error, but this way it would
use existing technology.
Transmission is secure so others
detect that the master of the house
out cold and his loot is free for the
To save battery it may check pulse
only once every 2 minutes.
Winkin, Blinkin & Nod
Mother Goose's Story (sorry for the goose ref.) [barnzenen, Oct 04 2004]
||Should also be able to determine state by measuring brainwaves (sleep=delta state). Would thus be an excuse to wear an electrode-laden helmet (with lightbulb).
||Interesting idea, Fu. Welcome to the bakery. (WTAGIPBAN)
||Be great for pickpockets on the train ("Ah yes, that one's asleep, and I can see that he has a big fat wallet...")
||iNod is very clever but Apple may
have some issues with it :)
||To address [DrCurry]'s situation:
Stealth mode - turns off the
watch's "now sleeping" display for
when you don't want others to
know you are asleep. Although for
snorers and the like it's really a
||And while I'm at it, a Sleep Spoof
"Dear i was talking in
my sleep, see it says so right here
- " *spoof*
"We had sex, you shouted out the
wrong name and THIS is your
||Very nice, [Fu] ... [+] enjoy the croisant ... enjoy a nap
||If Apple don't like iNod use uNod instead.
||I like the idea of getting a report on the duration of my sleep and an analysis of my sleep patterns over time (+). Could it use a motion detector to estimate how much tossing and turning is going on as a guide to the depth and quality of my sleep too? Every part of my working life is audited, analysed and related to my assigned priorities, departmental goals and values that it seems only natural to extend this principle to my sleep too!
||Like it. but how does it handle multiple users?
||"Dammit, dad fell asleep again and the house shut down."
||Ah, but do Winkin and Blinkin have a say in the matter?