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SPD_Internship_2020_DesignforHealthyAgin

Patients with Alzheimer's disease frequently get up in the middle of the night needing to use the bathroom. They get distracted or forget the task at hand, end up turning on the lights, and then believe it's daytime. This ultimately leads to disruption in their circadian rhythm, further compromising their health and well-being.

WAYFINDING

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VISION/LIGHTING

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SLEEP

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HOW CAN WE DESIGN A SMART-TECHNOLOGY LIGHT FOR THE AGING POPULATION THAT GUIDES MEMORY-COMPROMISED USERS THROUGH POORLY LIT SPACES SAFELY, AND WITHOUT REQUIRING COGNITIVE INTERACTION.

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OPPORTUNITY

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Dorcy Motion Sensor Flood Light

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STRENGTHS

Long-lasting battery

Motion detecting on & off

Illuminates at a distance

Automatic

WEAKNESSES

Abrupt + startling illumination

Outdoor use only

Permanent installation

Hard to reach for maintenance

OPPORTUNITIES

Gradual illumination

Non-invasive installation

Portability

Designed for indoors

THREATS

Not a subtle product

Extreme brightness

Connection to power source

Protrusion

PROOF OF CONCEPT

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SPD_Internship_2020_DesignforHealthyAgin

SHEPHERD

smart technology lighting