ShutEye is a research application that was developed by the University of Washington and Intel Labs Seattle for Android-based mobile phones. The intent of ShutEye is to help improve people’s awareness about healthy sleep hygiene—that is, the practices that are believed to promote improved quality of sleep. A glanceable display on the wallpaper of a person’s mobile phone provides recommendations about common activities that are known to impact sleep relative to sleep and wake times: consuming caffeine, napping, exercising, eating heavy meals, consuming alcohol, ingesting nicotine, and relaxing. For example, a person can quickly glance at his or her phone to see if having a cup of coffee or doing vigorous exercise right now is likely to impact tonight’s sleep. ShutEye was evaluated in a 4-week field study with 12 participants who were recruited from the general population. This work was published at CHI 2012 and was funded by Intel Labs Seattle.
- ShutEye can be downloaded from the Google Play store
- Bauer, J. S., Consolvo, S., Greenstein, B., Schooler, J., Wu, E., Watson, N. F., & Kientz, J. (2012, May). ShutEye: encouraging awareness of healthy sleep recommendations with a mobile, peripheral display. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 1401-1410). ACM.