RISE - Light Therapy Redesign
Light therapy is a common way to treat Seasonal Affective Disorder and consists of short daily therapy sessions. RISE focuses on redesigning the light therapy experience by incorporating it more holistically into daily routine. Hanging above the user’s bed, RISE is a permanent wall-mounted light fixture, becoming part of the user’s wake up routine and an aesthetic element in the room. It is connected to a customizable phone app via Bluetooth, and slowly brightens before the user’s alarm clock goes off. Then, during the time when people lay in bed or catch a few more minutes of sleep, the lamp is at full brightness for the therapy session.