Waking up is generally awful, but maybe it could be a little bit more pleasant with the right smells and fragrances. Right? One company is trying to achieve this via a Kickstarter campaign, claiming that their alarm clock can wake you up slowly by gently awakening all of your senses with its olfactory features.
The device is called the Trio, and is being developed by Sensorwake. According to the website, the effect of the alarm lasts three minutes and it promises to make you feel invigorated by waking up all of your senses. It may sound weird, but there’s some science to back this up.
Mashable reports that there’s three phases to the Trio’s waking-up process, starting with awakening your sense of smell. The alarm includes nine different scents, which you can select and insert into your device depending on your mood.
On the second phase, the Trio triggers your sense of sight by releasing a soothing light. Finally, the alarm will trigger your sense of hearing by playing a soothing melody that’s supposed to finally rouse you from sleep. If you’re feeling a little lazy, there’s a snooze button which will repeat this entire process within 10 minutes and allow you to get the extra sleep.
While the alarm is still a prototype and hasn’t been used by consumers, the Kickstarter goal of $30,000 has already been surpassed, and Google has selected the product as one of the 15 inventions that could change the world. Pretty promising for an alarm clock.