Poster Title

NAAP: A prevention strategy using mobile app and wearable devices

Co-Author(s)

Monsur Hossain

Research Mentor(s)

Moushumi Sharmin

Affiliated Department

Computer Sciences

Sort Order

51

Start Date

17-5-2017 12:00 PM

End Date

17-5-2017 3:00 PM

Document Type

Event

Abstract

Late night browsing using mobile devices is a common trend. Before going to sleep, many people check their emails, get up-to-date on trending news, play video games or spend time on social networking sites. Often this leads to reduced sleep times consciously or unconsciously – affecting their physical and mental well-being. Researchers found that the blue light emitting from these devices reduces the production of melatonin, the hormone that regulates sleep and wakefulness, leading to disruptive or reduced sleep cycles. A recent piece of research indicated that melatonin production reduces by approximately 23% in 1-hour exposure to self-luminous devices and approximately 38% in 2 hours. Moreover, the content people browse before bed, such as interesting things on Facebook, a funny video on YouTube or maybe some sad news from a newspaper can cause excitement and higher alertness – further impacting sleep. Checking mobile devices bed can become an addiction and it is hard to change human addiction. Although there has been lots of research on mobile device addiction and sleep disorders, we have not found enough research on the potential solutions for this problem. In this poster, we propose an android app NAAP (Nighttime Application Addiction Prevention) based on existing research to help combat this problem. We emphasize personalization of the application to allow the app to intervene in the most effective ways for the user.

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Language

English

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NAAP: A prevention strategy using mobile app and wearable devices

Computer Sciences

Late night browsing using mobile devices is a common trend. Before going to sleep, many people check their emails, get up-to-date on trending news, play video games or spend time on social networking sites. Often this leads to reduced sleep times consciously or unconsciously – affecting their physical and mental well-being. Researchers found that the blue light emitting from these devices reduces the production of melatonin, the hormone that regulates sleep and wakefulness, leading to disruptive or reduced sleep cycles. A recent piece of research indicated that melatonin production reduces by approximately 23% in 1-hour exposure to self-luminous devices and approximately 38% in 2 hours. Moreover, the content people browse before bed, such as interesting things on Facebook, a funny video on YouTube or maybe some sad news from a newspaper can cause excitement and higher alertness – further impacting sleep. Checking mobile devices bed can become an addiction and it is hard to change human addiction. Although there has been lots of research on mobile device addiction and sleep disorders, we have not found enough research on the potential solutions for this problem. In this poster, we propose an android app NAAP (Nighttime Application Addiction Prevention) based on existing research to help combat this problem. We emphasize personalization of the application to allow the app to intervene in the most effective ways for the user.