Location: United States and Bulgaria
The wearable glasses mimic sunlight by using blue light to help the wearer recover their body’s circadian rhythm for improved energy, sleep, and wellness.
Studies have shown that manipulating the light-dark cycle can have an impact on the body’s circadian rhythm. When someone’s circadian rhythm is off, they can often feel sluggish, impulsive, temperamental, have digestive issues, and can gain weight over time. Physiological changes people experience during jet lag is a good example of this.
Blue-turquoise light, which the body reacts to as sunlight, can be used to help simulate daylight and the benefits that come with it. AYO’s Bluetooth-connected glasses gently shine blue light into the wearer’s eyes to activate sensory cells. This can give someone a boost of energy, drastically improve their mood, and help them get back on a healthy sleep schedule.
The USB-charged glasses fold up small and are stored in a hard protective case for easy transport. A connected smartphone app is used to control the AYO glasses, allows progress tracking, and provides the main programs based on the user’s goals; energy boost, sleep cycle, or long-haul travel. At 35 grams, they offer a travel alternative to those who use lightboxes in winter months to help with seasonal affective disorder (SAD).