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A system to prevent people's excessive use of mobile phone that affects their sleep or rest

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000248266D
Publication Date: 2016-Nov-14
Document File: 3 page(s) / 75K

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Abstract

This invention aims to prevent people's excessive use of mobile phone which will affect their sleep or rest. The system disclosed applies a Sleep Man mode that is activated when detecting that the user who is working with the mobile phone is tired and should take a rest or sleep by taking multiple environmental and individual factors into consideration. When this mode is on, the mobile phone use is gradually disabled.

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A system to prevent people's excessive use of mobile phone that affects their sleep or rest

People's addiction to mobile phone often affects their quality of sleep or rest. Many researches show that playing with the mobile phone before sleep causes shallow sleep or reduction of sleep hours due to the reason that they cannot fall asleep easily after getting excited. Also, when people are tired, many of them would look at their mobile phone rather than take a rest. Few sleep hours or rest make people tired, and harms their health. This invention aims to prevent people's excessive use of mobile phone which will affect their sleep or rest.

This system alerts users when it detects that they are tired and need a sleep or rest. If a user neglects this message and keepusing the mobile phone, their use of phone will be hindered or blocked gradually, and finally the system will lock the mobile phone, with only the emergency call function enabled.

This system applies a Sleep Man Mode to block or hinder users' phone use.

The following factors are taken by the system to determine whether the Sleep Man Mode should be activated:

Factor

Time Background noise

Brightness of the environment

Geographic location Blinking pace

Time of phone use

Calendar and alarm clock setting Automatically modifies the Time setting.

When the Sleep Man Mode is activated,

A sleep man indicator comes out from the corner to remind the user to stop and have a sleep or rest. The icon is movable so that phone use won't be affected too much. However, if...