The FlowLight Uses Keystrokes to Signal Your Busyness to Coworkers

By: Mary Van Puymbroeck - May 10, 2017
References: inc
The FlowLight productivity lamp lets co-workers know when you are in the zone and should not be disturbed.

Working in an open office can be great for group collaboration, but makes independent work difficult. With open-concept office spaces being quite popular right now, employees need a solution to signal to their co-workers that they should not be disturbed.

The FlowLight productivity lamp tracks keyboard and mouse movement to determine how busy the user is. The lamp typically emits a soft LED glow, which turns red when there is a lot of activity. Placed in a visible area, this signals your productivity to co-workers so they know not to disturb you.

The FlowLight currently only measures keyboard stokes and mouse activity but there are plans to measure other productivity cues like pupil dilation, heart rate and brain activity.