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Explosive Grenade Alarms

The Tangible User Interface Alarm Clock Forces You Out of Bed

— February 4, 2011 — Art & Design
Wake up on the fun side with the Tangible User Interface Alarm Clock (TUI-AC). Ok, it might not be some for fun considering its explosive intentions, but it does provide a release for whatever mood we're in when we wake up.

Designed by Huang Wei, the Tangible User Interface Alarm Clock can be thrown, pulled and generally man-handled for fun or for emotional release. Not only that, it's designed to get you out of bed right away rather than letting you hit the snooze button a dozen times. To activate the alarm, you must pull and throw it. Then, in the morning when it goes off, you have to get up to turn it off.
Trend Themes
1. Interactive Alarm Clocks - Designing new alarm clocks that provide engaging experiences to greet the day can be a promising opportunity.
2. Tactile User Interactions - Developing tactile user interfaces for electronic devices can fit into the growing trend of creating tangible experiences and offer a new wave of user engagement opportunities.
3. Emotionally Intelligent Devices - Creating emotional connections with users via devices that both anticipate and reflect their moods can be a valuable innovation avenue for businesses.
Industry Implications
1. Consumer Electronics - Innovating new designs and features for alarm clocks and electronic devices with a focus on enhancing daily emotions and experiences can attract more consumers.
2. Health and Wellness - Integrating features that promote healthier sleep habits and morning routines, such as exercise, meditation or healthy eating, can help promote a more balanced lifestyle.
3. Gaming and Entertainment - Integrating gaming and entertainment elements to alarm clocks and devices can make the daily routines more enjoyable and tap into the growing gaming industry.
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