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Pocket SkyBy Pocket Sky
First created
Pocket SkyBy Pocket Sky
First created
€66,738
pledged of €20,000pledged of €20,000 goal
464
backers
17days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sat, June 8 2019 6:36 AM UTC +00:00.

About




Pocket Sky works just like the sun: It uses soft blue light to suppress the production of melatonin, the sleep hormone. This is the most natural way for enhancing your wakefulness, performance and well-being.




Pocket Sky will lift your mood and power you up in only 20 minutes a day. 


Get our official press kit here.



Whenever we are out of sync with the day-night cycle, for example when we travel overseas or work at night, or when winter deprives us of sunlight, we feel down and tired.



Pocket Sky helps adjust your body clock by suppressing the production of melatonin, a sleep hormone. Seize the benefits of biologically active light to energize yourself, lift your spirits and enjoy better sleep.


Whenever you need an extra dose of natural energy, a dash of light from Pocket Sky will get you going in no time. Its soft blue light helps athletes, workers, and students improve their cognitive and physical capacities

During a long, dark winter, our body is in night mode throughout the day, craving sunlight. Pocket Sky mimics a brilliant blue morning sky and will animate you perceptibly.



When you are jet-lagged after a trip across time-zones, your internal clock is out of harmony with your environment. By emulating the sun, Pocket Sky resyncs your biological clock with the world around you.

Enjoy your trip overseas from day one!



A wearable which energizes and improves sleep at the same time? That's Pocket Sky. By helping you to achieve and maintain wakefulness throughout the day, Pocket Sky also ensures that you enjoy consolidated sleep at night.



Pocket Sky is a great companion on your travels or your daily commute. It blends into your lifestyle and lets you use it wherever you are, whatever you do, and whenever you need it most.




Pocket Sky is just like the sun. It’s truly the most natural way for compensating for a lack of daylight. Pocket Sky also meets the highest safety standards:

  •  Eye-safe - tested to be photo-biologically safe according to EN 62471:2008
  • 100% glare-free due to low intensity blue light
  • 100% flicker-free 
  • 100% UV-free 
  • 100% bluetooth-free 
  •  Soft-start for smooth familiarization
  •  Swell-proof battery (stainless steel body) and other brand-name components
  • Designed, engineered and manufactured in Austria





Wondering how to use it? Just open the case, put on Pocket Sky, go! To please your eyes, Pocket Sky starts its sequence with a beautiful sunrise. After 20 minutes, it switches off automatically. 

We’ve packed many other smart features into Pocket Sky:

  • One-size-fits-all (3 different nose pieces)
  • Case doubling as wireless charging unit 
  • Automatic activation/deactivation
  • Case connecting with USB-C 
  • No app needed for operation



Pocket Sky builds on longstanding science, most recently recognized by the 2017 Nobel prize in Physiology or Medicine. Special receptors on the retina of our eyes respond to sunlight by suppressing the production of melatonin. 

This process is in charge of setting our body clock - the Circadian rhythm - and can be harnessed for coping with a number of discomforts:

  • When we yearn for sunlight during the winter 
  • When we suffer from jet lag after a trip across time-zones 
  • When we find it hard to sleep after working late or in shifts 
  • Or when we need energy for a mental or physical challenge ahead of us
  • It's also a great little helper for falling and staying asleep!

That’s what Pocket Sky does for you: After twenty minutes of exposure to its soft blue light, Pocket Sky significantly boosts your wakefulness, performance and wellbeing.




Institute for Sleep-Wake-Research, Vienna

Since bright light is one of the strongest “Zeitgeber” to regulate our circadian clock and thereafter our sleep-wake rhythm, the application of light has a wide range of beneficial properties.

Pocket Sky is a user friendly and easy-to-apply tool for ambulatory light exposure and may be beneficial for stabilizing the sleep-wake rhythm as well as improving wellbeing during periods of low exposure to natural light. Therefore, the ISWF will use Pocket Sky in studies to apply blue light to enhance alertness (e.g. on the road, during nightshift) or as a tool to boost fitness and performance (e.g. for sportive activities).




Michael Geyer and Mark Wallerberger are the founders of Pocket Sky. The two tech- and design savvy Austrians and their team have a history of developing sophisticated wearables together.  


Mark is an award-winning product design professional with a knack for smart wearables such as glasses, headwear and shoes. He studied industrial design in Vienna. He spent many years as a lecturer at the Vienna University of Technology and working for the renowned Austrian design bureau EOOS. He was awarded the Bright Ideas Award for a live-saving motorcycle helmet. Mark loves to travel and hates jet lag.

Michael is our expert in microelectronics, software design and opto-electronics. He studied electronics, IT and health data processing. Before coming up with the idea of Pocket Sky he was the founder of a company specializing in hard- and software development, testing and simulations. Being quite the creative inventor, Michael holds several patents in the field of wearables. He also builds cameras for 3D photography and likes to draw photo-realistic portraits. He knows what it means to suffer in a long and dark winter.


Harald is responsible for communications. He writes blogs, social media postings and press releases. Nikola wrote Pocket Sky’s software, which for example controls the light intensity, loading time or the indicator LEDs of Pocket Sky. Hans is the team's expert in finances and business strategy. Miriam is our marketing specialist with experience in growth marketing and crowdfunding. Clemens is the man for the internet, our website and social media activities.







Each shipping of Pocket Sky comes with the following items: 


Pocket Sky has been in the making for several years. The good news is: It will be ready for shipping in September 2019. What you see in the videos and images are not prototypes, but injection-moulded originals from the zero-series.


If you like what you see, here’s how to get your Pocket Sky - and support us in the process:

1 - Click “Back this project”

2 - Select ONE reward (if you have a special request or need help please send us a message)

3 - Enter your details and that’s it! Now you only have to wait until September 2019 to get your reward. 


We are ready to start production as soon as the Kickstarter finishes! We have the tooling ready and our sample-items are already injection-moulded originals from the zero-series. Watch this short video from our production site: 

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Risks and challenges

We plan to ship Pocket Sky to all backers by September 2019. We are very confident that we can stick to this deadline because, unlike many other projects, Pocket Sky is way beyond prototyping – on the contrary:

We have all the tooling in place for launching mass-production. Once the Kickstarter is over, all we need to do is greenlight our industrial partners to print the electronics and start the injection moulding.

As we only work with manufacturers just around the corner of our home base in Vienna, we have full control over daily processes. The final assembly and packaging will be done by our own staff at our premises.

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