Alexander Reeder

Dream Jammies

Stay connected across time zones: Dream Jammies offer you a non-invasive way to see how your loved ones are sleeping - or not.


Project Development Studio (Danny Rozin)

Dream Jammies are pajamas which are aware of your body in several ways. They know whether you are standing or laying down, tossing or lying quietly. Dream Jammies also know your body temperature. This information is relayed to your partner's iPhone, and expressed on their screen in color, changing in realtime.

As you lay down to sleep, the screen fades from green to blue, the shade of blue reflecting your body temperature. As you roll around, the screen flickers red. By shaking the iPhone your partner is able to reach out, causing the chest of your pajamas to vibrate. Not pleasant while you sleep, but a perfect alarm clock. Not only are you able to keep in touch while living on opposite sides of the world, Dream Jammies offer insight into how you sleep by capturing data as you snooze.

Lovers, partners, parents, children

User Scenario
You live apart from your lover. Hong Kong and Mexico City. You both have 9-5 jobs and business dinners really cut into your shared waking hours. When you break for lunch at least you can check in, and make sure your partner is snoozing soundly, even if they didn't have time to email you as much.

Your elderly father lives in rural Oklahoma and refuses to touch anything digital, despite the fact you live in London and that severely inhibits communication. At least you can see that he's doing okay, even if you didn't have time to call this week. Good thing you convinced him that wearing something digital didn't mean he had to interact with it.

Lilypad xbee, temperature sensor, accelerometer, vibe motor, iphone app, client code, server code.

The unexpected treats, in my case coming across the potential of storing and graphing sleep data for later perusal, are always the tastiest.