Pause Pillow focused on people experiencing Fear of Missing Out (FOMO) syndrome and their habit of not letting go of mobile devices even whilst in bed before sleeping. Constantly checking social media feeds causes disturbance to sleep, which is essential for people to recharge their daily lives and maintain a clear mind. The project transforms the pillow into a smart device to tackle this issue. When the user lies on the pillow, the pressure sensor inside the pillow causes the Wi-Fi module embedded in Pause Pillow to send a jamming signal. The signal disrupts the Wi-Fi network, blocking smartphones from accessing the Internet.
Jenna Borges, Victoria Fishman, and Kevin Paroda are designers from the University of Pennsylvania. They are inspired by the tenants of universal design, and believe that designing products that work for those with the greatest needs and still have design aesthetics that appeal to the masses will help build a more inclusive world.moreInstagram