This project is to design an eye-mask that could through vibration to wake people up when they snoring during sleep. It not only could be used at home, also public space like subway, library or office to keep up the image. The principle is made use of sounds sensor to perceive snore sound and motivate the vibration board. It has two level of frequency according to decibel. The battery is rechargeable and could use more than 100 times or stand by 18+ hours test by my own.
It comes out that users have totally different reaction about it. Some users feel comfortable and useful. Some users feel be annoyed by the frequent vibration so that interfere sleep. However, this is just what I expect. Before starting the project I did some research. Believe it or not, snoring is estimated to be the third most common cause of divorce in the US and Great Britain. Snoring can cause daytime symptoms that can cause serious problems in one's walking life and unfortunately, it is not just the snorer that suffers, the snorer's spouse can suffer just as much. From critical design perspective, the purpose of this project exactly is make users experience the bother they've brought to surroundings, which is called "empathy" in psychology. Hope through this project, people who have snoring problem can pay more attention to it and try to be considerate.
All files and code are attached and open source.
*I use Arduino Uno for test so few parts are optional.
1. Wire / Jumper Wire
2. USB Cable type A to B (optional)
3. Short Feather Male Headers
4. USB A/Micro Cable
5. Arduino Uno (optional)
6. 2 Lilypad Vibe Board
8. Arduino Trinket Backpack
9. Sound Sensor Module
10. Arduino Trinket Pro
11. Li-poly Battery 110mAh
Soft material part:
12. Fabric you chose (recommend silky one for lining)
13. Elastic or Velcro
14. Shoulder Pads