A Floor Mat That’s Also An Alarm


Do you have trouble waking up in the morning? Is your current alarm ineffective? If so, you may want to invest in the Ruggie Alarm Clock. The Ruggie Alarm Clock is a floor mat that’s also an alarm! To deactivate the alarm, you must get out from bed to step onto the mat for three seconds.

The inventors behind the Ruggie Alarm Clock has stated that a third of adults use the snooze button at least three times, which each snooze makes you more groggier each time. The alarm is extremely loud and when you deactivate it, it will play motivational quotes that you program it to do. You can also extend the amount of time you have to stand on the mat. The price of the mat is $99.

This relates to engineering because the creators identified a problem, which is that regular alarms are ineffective and they created the Ruggie Alarm Clock to solve this problem. They also had to research and acquire the parts to create the mat. In engineering, you have to identify the problem, research, gather parts, and try to solve the issue.

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