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Aurora headband shoots for lucid dreaming


Aurora headband shoots for lucid dreaming

A brand new wearable known as "Aurora" might let customers lucidly keep an eye on their goals, and it is already surpassed its crowdfunding purpose.

The Aurora headscarf, made by way of a startup known as iWinks, detects when wearers have entered REM sleep, when most desires happen, and emits a sequence of audio and visible cues that supposedly allow you to comprehend you might be dreaming with out if truth be told waking you up.

That method you could in truth win that combat or get faraway from no matter’s chasing you – the probabilities for dreamers are theoretically unending.

And Aurora is neatly prior its Kickstarter goal of $90,000 (about $54,000, AU$101,000) and still has 19 days to go.

Hush little baby, don’t say a word

The headband differentiates between different kinds of sleep by tracking your brain’s EEG signals and using an accelerometer to track head movements. It’s reportedly the first such device to read EEG data.

Two types of prompts should alert dreamers that they’re dreaming: pulsing LED lights in the headband, and subtle noises triggered on users’ nearby smartphones.

That feedback will be customizable as well, and iWinks will eventually make the API widely available, allowing for even more possibilities.

And never mind that noise you heard

"You’ll be in a dream, really unconscious to what’s going on around you, and all of the sudden, you’ll see the lights," iWinks co-founder and hardware engineer Daniel Schoonover explained to Venture Beat.

He continued, "You can do whatever you want right then."

The four members of iWinks are so far the only people who’ve actually tested it, but they said that with some "tinkering" they’ll hopefully get it to work right "for most people."

Contributing $175 (£105, AU$196) gets you a headband of your own when they start manufacturing them.