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Happiness in Your Hand : The Power of Compact Bright Light Therapy

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posted on 2023-05-24, 20:11 authored by Erin Cooper

Now, more than ever, it is vital that we take care of our mental wellness and harness the power of Bright Light Therapy to do so. While traditional Bright Light Therapy devices have achieved considerable success, there is a continuing need for improvement; specifically, in the accessibility of their size and portability. Through research, market analysis, and experimentation, my work investigates three questions: 1. What is Bright Light Therapy and why is it so important? 2. How do existing devices function? 3. Is it possible to create a product that addresses the current inadequacies in the market? As little as fifteen minutes of exposure to Bright Light Therapy a day has been proven to successfully treat several mental illnesses and disorders, but is not readily available. To combat this issue, I propose the creation of a mobile phone case that is a compact, portable, and rechargeable Bright Light Therapy device. I call it: The PomCom.

History

Language

English

Degree

  • Master of Digital Media

Program

  • Digital Media

Granting Institution

Ryerson University

LAC Thesis Type

  • MRP

Thesis Advisor

Michael Bergmann