The Sleep Communication Framework (SCF)

Aims of the Framework

After having introduced the Theory of Sleep Communication in the previous chapter, this chapter describes a way of bringing it into practice. Therefore, a technological framework – the Sleep Communication Framework (SCF) – is developed, which defines the technical requirements for a completely automated sleep communication: the hardware, the software and the interfaces by which these parts are connected and accessible. Furthermore, a sample real-world implementation is presented. This framework and its real-world sample implementation are finally tested in a pilot study (next chapter).