Due to Microsoft's new vision, this patented device has advantages over mobile platforms, and mobile platforms are trying to do more desktop-like computing.
The patent, titled "Mobile Intelligent Devices with Integrated Dawn Simulation," was filed by Microsoft at the end of 2017 and published by the US Patent Office on July 4, 2019.
According to the patent, it can be used as a timed light in the bedroom, gradually illuminating within 30 minutes to 2 hours before waking up. Dawn simulation can be adapted to the morning cortisol response and may also help to balance melatonin.
According to Microsoft, in one example of the technology, the device includes a first screen, a second screen, and a controller. In some examples, the second screen is physically coupled to the first screen and faces a different direction than the first screen.