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Cerebra’s Innovation Centre has started 2014 with great plans and lots of new projects in the making.
Thanks to all of your great requests, we have lots of design work to do and have got stuck in already! This is the design for the new oxygen trolley for young children, the CIC Oxi-Gem.
We have designed it to include a fold-out handle, a seat for taking a rest and front wheel steering with lovely free running bearings to make easy work of pulling a 4kg oxygen cylinder. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like to register interest in this great product.
This is just one of many products being adapted and designed by the Innovation Centre, funded entirely by donations. If you need anything from us please don’t hesitate to get in touch – head over to the CIC page on our website for more!
With the nights drawing in early and the mornings remaining dark later CIC came across the Lumie Bodyclock Active.
The Lumie Bodyclock is a dawn and dusk-simulating alarm clock that we thought might help with regulating sleep and reducing tiredness, and might even help with falling asleep in the evening.
Straight out of the box the Lumie Bodyclock Active is clearly fantastic quality and very robustly built. Upon closer inspection and setup you see the thought that has gone into the design and operation. Setup is really simple for the default system and settings, and only takes a few minutes to get to grips with fine tuning the alarm to light up your room more gradually and choose between different alarm noises including radio, birdsong and a rooster!
Additionally the light can be set to simulate a sunset which gives you a lovely calming effect winding down slowly at the end of the day. We found that waking up after or during the “sunrise” reduced the grogginess of waking up in the dark and really did help a more vibrant start to the day. This product is a class 1 medical device so Lumie have really done their research and provide a top quality product.
Here is what Lumie have to say:
“Active is an alarm clock that wakes you naturally, with a sunrise that gradually brightens; choose the time that suits you. The light is a signal for your body to ease production of sleep hormones (e.g. melatonin) and increase levels of those that help you get up and go (e.g. cortisol).
Using a dawn simulator helps keep your sleep/wake cycle on track and has been shown to boost mood, energy and productivity levels for the whole day. If you’re not a ‘morning person’ Lumie Bodyclock Active is simply a much nicer way to wake up. It’s also an effective winter blues option and a useful complement to a lightbox in treating more severe SAD.”
For more information visit www.lumie.co.uk.