iSleep is the name of this fun concept by the German designer Ivonne Dippmann. The idea is to provide you and your laptop with a useful analog multi-function extension.
i -sleep, a comfortable soft pillow which can be attached on the top of each leptop and functiones like a rescue west in an airplane – with the difference…it really saves us. If we tend to fall asleep, we just close our laptop, a pillow gets filled with warm air, music is being played and after 10 minutes the alarm clock rings.
By closing the laptop an air cushion blows itself up, which is connected by a valve with the fan of the computer. The computer is in the “sleep mode” and warm exhaust air is blown into the pillow. The material is coated with Latex at the inside, so the supplied warm air can be kept for a longer time. The heat supply is interrupted by opening the laptop again.
By closing the computer a playlist is activated by a music program. This playlist can be individually created or is automatically generated by the program. The titles being played correspond to the duration of the desired sleeping time.
After the last music title being played, the possibility exists to be waken up. The waking time, the waking tone and the distances of the repeating waking noise are individually adjustable.
Read more about Ivonne Dippmann’s iSleep project over at digital.udk-berlin.de.