A connection while sleeping

Student Alexander Reeder at the NYU ITP program has created Dream Jammies, which explores the connection that can be made through natural sleep patterns across distances. A pair of pajamas are embedded with sensors that connect to your loved-one's phone. The phone displays an ambient color that represents the state of sleep.

"As you lay down to sleep, the screen fades from green to blue, the shade of blue reflecting your body temperature. As you roll around, the screen flickers red. By shaking the iPhone your partner is able to reach out, causing the chest of your pajamas to vibrate. Not pleasant while you sleep, but a perfect alarm clock. Not only are you able to keep in touch while living on opposite sides of the world, Dream Jammies offer insight into how you sleep by capturing data as you snooze." source

What's cool about this project is that Reeder is exploring how wearable technology can be connected to other devices. He is also considering the aesthetics of the circuitry in the garment itself by integrating the sensors into embroidery.