Chrono-Lux

Tags: 3rd, Android, Device, Final, Hue, Philips, Project, Smart

 logo.png    Chrono-Lux Final Year Project

About Me

Name - Adam Worley

Course - Computer Science (Games)

Email - chronolux@aworley.uk

Features

  • Set multiple smart-alarms to recur
  • Connect alarms to Philip-Hue bulbs (other devices possible in the future)
  • Control lighting from within the applicaiton

Technologies used

Android


Philips Hue SDK

 

Project Background

My project is to develop a connected Android alarm application with integration with smart devices. For many the mornings can be a struggle as they find it difficult to wake to their alarms. By developing Chrono-lux people will be able to configure smart-alarms, these alarms will be able to trigger smart-devices and other Internet of things (IoT) devices.

 

Currently there is a boom of connected devices coming to market from smart-bulbs to connected kettles and fridges; these devices allow for a level of automation and intelligent features that can be useful in day to day use. Chrono-lux intends to bring these devices together to allow for a more enjoyable morning, by simulating a sunrise using a smart-bulb. It has been shown that mimicking aspects of the day/night cycle can help to improve alertness and bring your body gradually to more natural sleep cycles.

 

There are multiple uses of lighting in use today such as morning alarm clocks that have built in lighting to simulate the sunrise or the use of mood lighting on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, intended to tune the passengers to their destination time-zone to reduce jet-lag and fatigue. However currently there are very few Android apps that utilise these smart-devices. Initially my application will work with Philips Hue bulbs, with the ability to be extended for use with other smart-bulbs and devices such as kettles, coffee machines and even toasters.