Lotus

This alarm clock can’t be turned off by simply pressing a button. Based on our findings about how children use alarm clocks in the morning we developed an ‘alarm’ carpet that requires the user to get out of bed and dance on it to turn it off.

Designer: Samuel Cotterall, Petone Groom, Madeleine Hazelton

Creative Director and supervisor: Edgar Rodriguez

Sleep science suggests that engaging our brains in cognitive and physical tasks helps us wake up. This alarm clock can’t be turned off by simply pressing a button. Based on our findings about how children use alarm clocks in the morning, we developed an ‘alarm’ carpet that requires the user to get out of bed and dance on it to turn it off. A sequence of lights indicates the next segment of the carpet that needs to be stepped on.

The child can set the alarm time by turning the outer belt and aligning it to the right time on the mat, as each of the twelve segments relates to an hour on a clock. The child needs to step on the illuminated segment of the mat and follow the sequence of lights to turn the alarm off.

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