According to studies, about 59% of Americans report experiencing symptoms of digital eyestrain. This problem could be curbed if people pay more attention to resting their eyes during long working or schooling hours. Overhead lighting could also cause glare that might strain eyes further. According to OPSM, a 2-3 minute break should be taken every 45 minutes of screen time.
How it works
Planty has a built-in timer that goes off to remind the user to look away from the screen by turning the screen off. Panty will notify you before doing this by pulsating light through its leaves so the user can give their eyes a break.
Planty also senses light. If the overhead lighting is too strong, Planty will dance a little dance to let you know.
If the user is busy at that time, the user can stroke the plant to please it and postpone the exercise.
However, Planty gets sad and wilt if you postpone it too frequently.
Other areas to explore
- The green color of the plant might help with vision
- soothing pulsating light and plant movements could be used to calm stressful environments