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.



Jared Bauer
Sunny Consolvo
Ben Greenstein
Jonathan Schooler
Eric Wu
Nate Watson
Julie Kientz



  • 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.