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Sleep-Enhancing Tables

Monai is a Table That Regulates One's Circadian Rhythm

— March 29, 2016 — Art & Design
MONAI is more than just a table with a light—it's a tool for balancing one's circadian rhythm and sleep cycles. The table was developed in order to undo some of the damage that inevitably happens as a result of spending a lot of time in front of a computer. MONAI has internal circadian rhythm technology, which means that users are able to set a time zone to change the light settings. For instance, the blue-colored light triggers the release of cortisol, which enhances productivity.

In order to seamlessly fit into interior environments, MONAI is designed as a drum-like form with removable legs.

Looking to the future, the design team behind MONAI has plans to release an app in order to give users more control over the smart table's lighting system.
Trend Themes
1. Circadian-rhythm Technology - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop smart devices and systems that regulate a person's circadian rhythm for improved health and productivity.
2. Sleep-enhancing Furniture - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Create furniture designs integrated with sleep-enhancing features and technologies to promote better sleep and overall well-being.
3. Smart Lighting Systems - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Innovate smart lighting solutions that can be controlled through apps and customized for specific time zones to optimize productivity and mood.
Industry Implications
1. Furniture Design - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Incorporate technology and ergonomic features into furniture designs to improve user well-being and productivity in the digital age.
2. Health and Wellness - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop products and services that help individuals achieve better sleep and maintain healthy circadian rhythms for improved overall health and performance.
3. Smart Home Technology - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Create integrated smart home systems that optimize lighting and environmental factors to enhance sleep quality and create personalized living spaces.
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