As a convention, changing the headboard is a given tip to refresh any boring bedroom’s look. Choose an upholstered headboard with a wingback design and you have a bedroom that stands out from contemporary interiors. While all headboards have the potential to solve in-room aesthetics, not all can potentially help you sleep better.
Keeping this in mind, a smart headboard called Dream Head is conceived to collect and analyze sleep information, using built-in sound sensors, usable to help you sleep better. The design of this bedhead is influenced by the wingback form factor, but it curves much deeper on both ends. The result? the aesthetics resemble a three-seat sofa with arms – to warmly surround the people sleeping in the bed.
Designer: Yechan Lee
This cocooning Dream Head offers a sense of stability while sleeping and picks up sleep information more conveniently compared to a flat headboard. Potentially a non-intrusive device for individuals who want to track their sleep pattern and improve its quality, the headboard monitors the duration of different sleep stages and any disruptions or disturbances during the night. Compare it to the wearable’s available in the market, this method seems to be the most non-intrusive way of collecting your date, where the user sleeps freely but still gets a chance to learn and update their sleep habits.
The headboard is made using sound-absorbing materials, which ideally monitor the sleeping environment by neatly blocking external noise, to ensure the collected data is accurate. The headboard despite its smart features and unique material construction is designed to work with any bed, flat or adjustable.
Most importantly the Dream Head is built in with wake-up guidance light that wakes you up with more caution; avoiding unpleasant awakenings with a loud alarm. The wake-up light syncs with the alarm app on your phone and it begins to glow in gradually increasing intensities 15 minutes before the alarm goes off.
The smart headboard, thus, also uses sleep data to personalize an alarm system that wakes the user up at the most optimal time. It allows the users to check sleep information, scores using a dedicated mobile app and also features a built-in speaker and light switch. Designed in blue, white, and brown colors, the headboard can charge wirelessly and disinfect mobile phones, if you wish!