Diego Rioja
Mustafa Bagdatli


Bed behavior research


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We want to visually describe users' bed habits by recording sleep with a matrix of force sensors and a camera to see how sleep can be optimized. How is the user affected by light, temperature, and sound? How does a user sleep alone or with a partner? We hope to answer these questions and visualize how a material sees users. We are using a camera to understand this surface's perception of the user.
Our bed habits range from light to dark, no matter when, we use our bed. This bed can know a user just like your peers.

DIY FSR http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-FSR-sandwich/
DIY FSR http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Force-Sensitive-Resistor-FSR/
sleeping http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omzsLqbgRaU
sleeping paralysis http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Hky0kj2u1o&feature=related

People who like: feed-back, are interested in seeing their bed habits, and life logging. Also sleep enthusiasts, insomniacs, and sleep walkers.

User Scenario
A user wakes up tired and wonders why? Then the user can review her/his sleep through the sleep visualization.

We are using a full size bed, 84 FSRs, photocell, thermister, speaker, Arduino, Processing, and a camera. The matrix of FSRs detects weight distribution and the camera reinforces.
We are recording our sleeping data now, and we will keep doing it till show. This is going to make the video piece of the installation.
During the show, we'll have a bed on the floor and how how the project works.

it is really hard to understand and visualize how, a material sees us.
We need to pay attention to what we are really interested in, not what people might be interested in.
If you are doing a data project, visualize your inputs roughly, so you can have idea about how it would look like.