Luna: a wearable light controller for a responsive environment
Luna is a wearable device that allows astronauts to adjust the brightness and color temperature of their lighting environment with minimal effort. Luna is designed to track the position of the astronauts within the International Space Station (ISS), giving them further control of their isolated environment. Luna was designed with direct feedback from engineers at the NASA Johnson Space Center and tested in their mockup ISS.
The accelerated orbital speed and lack of day vs. night on the ISS removes the astronauts from the regular circadian rhythm our body requires. The station utilizes artificial lighting that is rarely turned off. This can cause sleep disorders that affect the astronauts’ mental health, general comfort, and productivity.
A wearable interface that manipulates the lighting conditions on the ISS, specifically brightness and color temperature. Each astronaut can be tracked and controls the lighting environment in their immediate module.