October 29. 2013
Hanbunco, Co., Ltd.
[App Name] Alarm Clock 2.0 Free – Fall asleep and wake up to your favorite music!
[iTunes Link] https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/alarm-clock-2.0-free-fall/id723243753?mt=8
[Support URL] http://www.hanbunco.co.jp/mobile/alarm-clock-2-0-en
The development of the app was started on the basis of the nursery teacher’s comment that children sleep well at nursery on a rainy day.
By the subsequent research, it was revealed that not only nursery teachers but also many mothers know it.
However, the mechanism is not well understood scientifically.
A number of hypotheses have been proposed.
Low atmospheric pressure, sound of rain, quiet surrounding, low-light, low atmospheric temperature, high humidity, etc.
We focused on the sound of rain.
The app creates the condition of a rainy day artificially by playing the sound of rain at the bedside.
Since the mental condition of the user gets closer to that on a rainy day, falling asleep in a short time becomes possible.
The app runs on smartphones(iPhone), tablets(iPad/iPad mini/iPad Air) and other iOS devices(iPod touch).
Hanbunco Co., Ltd. (http://www.hanbunco.co.jp/)
Eiji Miura (Project Manager)