Designed by two Irish inventors, Ian Walton and Eoin McNally, the glo Pillow utilizes light embedded in the pillow to wake up sleepers. By gradually increasing the light intensity, the designers were aiming it to be similar to waking up by natural sunlight. Using LED fabric substrates, the glo Pillow activates its gentle light 40 minutes before the set alarm time. The foam pillow is programmable via the interface located on the side of the pillow. An embedded LED screen displays the set time.
At this time, the pillow is purely a concept. However, it has been featured in Time Magazine’s ‘Best Inventions of 2007‘.
The glo Pillow doesn’t seem like it would work for deep sleepers like me. I need something screaming loud me to wake me up.