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AIYA / Deformable Mattress


AIYA is a system for solving toddler sleep problems by simulating the embrace. This system consists of fabric and mattress .There are sensors in the fabric and they will collect the real time pressure ,temperature data ,the heartbeat frequency and smell of the embracer and transfer these date to the mattress when the child is held in one's arms. According to the data the mattress will deform and change its temperature ,release odor and gently vibrate with the frequency and amplitude of the heartbeat. And the mattress will slowly return to the undeformed state when the baby is asleep. By this way, the burden of parents can be reduced.


Guangdong University of Technology

Guangdong University of Technology
Guangzhou, China

Shangzhi Huang,
Guangdong University of Technology

Junyi Liu,
Guangdong University of Technology

Bingmei Zheng,
Guangdong University of Technology

Yu Zhang,
Guangdong University of Technology