Waking up is hard to do. We've written before about some of the ways innovators and entrepreneurs are working to ease the rocky daily transition (we'll take all of the coffee, please). The latest development in slightly-less-unpleasant wakeup calls encourages you to follow your nose out of bed, before you put it back to the grindstone.
SensorWake gradually rouses users with a scent of their selection, plugged in before bed. At the designated time, the alarm releases the fragrance in order to gently wake you. (If you have a stuffy nose or are particularly deep in slumber, a traditional alarm will go off after three minutes.) The capsules—which are 100 percent recyclable—come two to a package and last about 60 uses each. The options are:
Continental Breakfast: Espresso and Hot Croissant Candy Rush: Sweet Peach and Strawberry Candy Enjoy the Break: Seaside (monoi, tiare flower) and Lush Jungle (cut grass, leaves) Invigorating Aromatherapy: Purifying Tea Tree and Harmonious Chocolate Vitalization Aromatherapy: Stimulating Ginger and Invigorating Pepper Mint VIP Lounge: Dollar and Ebony Luxury
The product was developed by Guillaume Rolland, an 18-year-old engineering student at UTC Compiègne in France, and has already received some notable attention. In 2014, SensorWake was among the Top 15 "Inventions that Can Change the World" at the Google Science Fair.
The Kickstarter campaign has already raked in more than double the money they set out to raise. But by contributing now, you can score some of those VIP scents, and help fund the development of future options.
[h/t Laughing Squid]