The design of short-term rest vehicle cabins based on light-induced sleep technology

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Conference Proceedings
Authors: Tongyao LiuJunjie ZhangZihao Wang

Abstract: The invention of artificial lighting makes people's work and rest gradually eliminate the constraints of natural light circadian rhythms. Sleep rhythm disorder and sleep loss are caused by the changing work schedule and long-term mental stress under the fast-paced life in modern society seriously, which affect people's health. With the development of technology in transportation, it is faster and more convenient to move between regions, people's living environments are changing, and the sleep scenario has become more complex. Studies have shown that the non-visual effects of light can induce sleep behavior by affecting melatonin secretion and the associated circadian rhythm system. Natural light is considered the most effective circadian rhythm synchronizer in humans. This study focuses on the short-term rest scene during travel and uses the induced effect of light to explore the instant effect of sound and light environment perception on promoting sleep. In the form of realization, the elements such as seats, interactive control systems, and semi-closed cabin bodies are integrated and reconstructed. The interior environment of the vehicle cabin is designed with somatosensory interaction and environment coordination. These vehicle cabins will be modularly combined to achieve an optimized combination of compact space layout and user privacy. In addition, these vehicle cabins will use photoelectric display technology to create a light environment with rhythmic changes in the cabin while meeting the differentiated needs of different users at the visual level. The design provides a new experience for resting during travel, making it possible for short-term and efficient rest in human living space and visual function. The research mainly focuses on the participatory experience of light-guided rest, explores the role of ambient light in improving sleep efficiency through quantitative methods, and explores public resting facilities for efficient rest with the consideration of the human body, sense, and control.

Keywords: light, induced sleep, short, term rest, cockpits

DOI: 10.54941/ahfe1003419

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