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Digital Rug Alarms

The Ruggie Morning Alarm Clock Stops Ringing When Users Stand on It

— January 6, 2016 — Art & Design
The Ruggie is a revolutionary morning alarm that is sure to get consumers out of bed on-time with its rug-style design. The digital clock is also a floor mat that will only stop ringing once users stand firmly on the carpet's surface.

Getting out of bed in the morning is a routine many consumers struggle with, and being able to snooze an alarm makes it all the more challenging to leave the bed. The Ruggie offers a simple solution to this dilemma, forcing users to get out of bed and step on the clock itself for the ringing to cease. The clock is essentially a digital rug that displays the time and can be programmed to ring at desired time. In order to turn off the noise, users must stand with both feet on the rug for three consecutive seconds.
Trend Themes
1. Rug-style Alarm Clocks - Innovative alarm clocks designed as rugs that require users to physically interact with them in order to turn off the alarm.
2. Physical Interaction Technology - The use of physical interaction as a means to disrupt traditional alarm clocks and create a more effective waking experience for consumers.
3. Motivational Morning Routines - The development of products that encourage users to develop healthy morning routines by incorporating physical activity and movement.
Industry Implications
1. Home Appliance Industry - Opportunities to create innovative alarm clocks that merge with everyday household items, such as a rug, to improve the waking experience for consumers.
2. Consumer Electronics Industry - Potential for the integration of physical interaction technology into a wide range of consumer electronic devices, like alarm clocks, to create more engaging user experiences.
3. Health and Wellness Industry - Opportunities to develop products that encourage healthy morning routines by incorporating physical activity and motivating users to start their day on a positive note.
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