An Alexa enabled progressive alarm clock designed to help you practice mindfulness meditation.
Just Tap and Talk to Set an Alarm
Wake Up Progressively
Listen to Guided Meditations
What is Aura?
Aura helps make people practice mindfulness meditation, by delivering new guided meditations to a user every morning. It's designed to fit in your routine, and scaffold you into an independent practice.
Design & Prototype
I experimented with many different industrial designs, and ultimately chose the design we have because of the harmonious relationship between the simple geometric shapes.
The circle cutting through the rectangular monolith represents the balance between soft and hard, organic and rigid.
The size is measured so that the light output is bright enough to wake you up, but the it doesn't take up a lot of surface area on your bedside table.
The prototype has two speakers, a Raspberry Pi 3, a capacitive touch sensor, a microphone, and a ring of LEDs.
The Raspberry Pi is running the Amazon Alexa Voice Services API.
To prototype the form, we CNC machined a solid aluminum block, and 3D Printed an internal frame to house the electronics.