Nintendo and Panasonic filed two patents via the United States Patent and Trademark Office on February 24, 2018 for light devices that help users relax and wake up.
With the light device, you can control the brightness and color temperature of the light emitter. This will help users to relax better, or even wake them up in the morning. Here’s how it works:
“A light emission control device comprising: a light emission controller which controls a light emitter and performs normal control and wake-up control, the normal control being control for causing the light emitter to emit light having a color temperature and luminance according to an instruction of a user, the wake-up control being control for causing the light emitter to emit light at increasing luminance over time to wake up the user who is sleeping, wherein maximum luminance of light emitted by the light emitter in the wake-up control is greater than maximum luminance of light emitted by the light emitter in the normal control.”
It seems this may have been one of Nintendo’s QOL projects, but given that the Switch is so successful it may never see the day of light.
For more details on the patents, click here.