The world’s smallest light therapy device
About the Project
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The sun keeps us awake and active. Its light, especially light in the blue range, suppresses production of the sleep hormone melatonin. Pocket Sky helps when natural sunlight isn't available.
Not all of the colours in the sun's spectrum have the same positive impact. Blue wavelengths in particular activate our body and boost our mood. Pocket Sky uses this blue light to help with chronic fatigue and feelings of depression in winter and with disruptions to the circadian rhythm, for example following jetlag or in conjunction with shiftwork or night work.
Pocket Sky gives people a better quality of life. It helps shift workers and business travellers regulate their circadian rhythm. Pocket Sky can serve as a mood-lifter for people who suffer from fatigue in winter. And Pocket Sky gives a natural burst of energy to people who perform high-performance mental or athletic tasks, resulting in better performance.
Active Wearables GmbH is a health tech startup from Vienna. It is revolutionising the market for light therapy devices by offering convenience and mobility with Pocket Sky. A compact, stylish wearable, Pocket Sky can be used anywhere and at any time. Now, for the first time, light therapy can be integrated seamlessly into daily routines.
The sleep hormone melatonin controls the body's circadian rhythm. Sunlight in the blue range, which enters through the eyes, stops the production of melatonin. Pocket Sky is intended for use in areas where insufficient sunlight is available, such as on overcast winter days and during night shifts.
Partners: The Austrian injection-moulding specialist Miraplast GmbH played a major role in developing the necessary plastic components and creating the means of production. It also handles the series production and assembly of Pocket Sky.