Cover roller morning alarm

Marie Thoresen - Mon 2 March 2020, 6:20 pm
Modified: Sun 8 March 2020, 8:20 pm

A3 Concept Sketch



Getting up in the morning is one of the hardest tasks of the day for many people. Especially those who are night owls and enjoys staying up late. Getting out of bed will never be easy or comfortable when you really don’t want to so a solution could be to make the bed environment less comfortable. In order to find out what makes the bed so difficult to leave one must ask themselves what are the factors that makes is so. One elements is the bed cover, it’s what keeps you warm and comfy. If you take that away the idea of staying in bed becomes less desirable.

The idea is based on a device that is attached to your covers and that when the alarm goes off rolls up the covers to a mechanical roller. However, in order to force the person to get up the cover cannot be unrolled before the alarm is turned off which acquires the person to repeat a randomised order of light of a matt of the floor. This ensures so the person cannot simply drag the covers back over themselves and also forces them to physically get up in order to turn off the alarm. The device can be connected to a screen of their own or the users phone i order to set the alarm.


The inspiration behind this idea comes from a cartoon that I'm well familiar with that is shown on TV every Christmas. In this clip Donald has to wake up and get ready and has an alarm clock that rolls in his covers and then smack him on his feet. This is the kind of "old" version of the idea with the use of an old type alarm clock and also that the alarm turns it self off. (Go to 2:17)

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