Luciding: the modern day Pied Piper

16 06 2017

The Hamelin legend from folklore now has a technological twist. This piper plays a ‘neuromodulated’ tune to their intended audience from the safety of the crowdfunding soapbox. A spell is cast over the intended neophytes using specially charged incantations such as VR, Inception and the socially engineered LuCiD scale – all available on an app.

Inception or deception - sleep headband

The ‘apostles’ are easily LED astray. Blinded by false promises of guaranteed lucidity, they are easily persuaded do their master’s bidding and part with their gold, never to be seen again. The winners of this campaign are Luciding and of course Kickstarter themselves who take a commission.

Currently just under 200 lemmings have duly hurled themselves over the cliff unknowingly into the void, in the hope of a false awakening. In hindsight a quick ‘reality check’ could have saved them from the abyss, or the nightmare of an empty wallet due to another possible Kickstarter scam.

In over two years time these same backers will likely be kept waiting still, or own a $350 silicon ‘brick’ with Velcro straps which they can wear to bed. No doubt there will be a placebo result after the headaches and the bank manager have gone away.

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iBand plu$ rides out – again!

27 10 2016

First the good news. Arenar, the people behind the iBand+ EEG lucid dream sleep tracker have successfully finished their Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign today.

iBand plus EEG lucid dream sleep tracker headband

But guess what? It looks like €644,249 raised from 3,958 backers is not enough, since there is now a sneaky redirect to a new Indiegogo campaign for the iBand plus from the original Kickstarter page disguised as a big green CLICK HERE TO ORDER NOW! button. Read the rest of this entry »





The Lucid Dreamer: Wake up inside your dreams

5 10 2016

Forget Luciding… here is the first Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign based around tACS electronic brain stimulation, EEG REM detection and the induction of lucid dreams.

lucid dreamer sleeping whilst wearing a tACS device on head

It seems like the back end of 2016 is looking fruitful for wearable technology and lucid dreaming in general. Already it looks like the Arenar iBand+ will be a funding success three times over.

The Aurora Dreamband by iWinks is now being publicly tested for the first time which all makes for a promising 2017, dream-wise for those that have already pre-ordered devices.

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iWinks v Arenar – The battle of the ‘bands’

15 09 2016

Yesterday I blogged about the new iBand+ crowdfunding campaign for a sleep tracking smart headband by Arenar, a Dutch team headed by Samir and Purva Raut based in Amsterdam.

i-bandit, dream robber

However it seems that this new kid on the block has muscled in on the turf of iWinks. The new iBand+ has ruffled quite a lot of feathers already if the comments at Kickstarter are anything to go by where it looks like the gloves are off. Read the rest of this entry »





iBand+ The EEG headband that helps you sleep and dream?

14 09 2016

Here is another Kickstarter crowdfunding venture that is based around wearable brainwave technology, sleep health and of course lucid dreaming.

iband+ dream headband

Arenar, the Dutch-based company are primarily a husband and wife team consisting of Samir and Purva Raut from Amsterdam. Together they both have strong backgrounds in electronics engineering and software applications rather than in psychology or neuroscience.

The couple head a group of five members including model developers and designers including Eric van Doest, Bas Bruining and Roeland Rietsema. Read the rest of this entry »





The DREAMCATCHER – Electronic Lucid Dream Induction Device

26 08 2016

By Blue Dream Oneironauts

 

Here is a rather intriguing Kickstarter venture which I thought that I would share here on Lucid Dream Art.

Dreamcatcher lucid dream induction device

‘Better red than dead’

 

The man behind the project Joseph Schaljo is an engineer from Cincinnati in the state of Ohio, USA. He is currently looking for $100 for his Dreamcatcher Model 1 device.

So far 3 people have backed this project. The total now stands at 235 U.S. Dollars.

However, to make this ‘dream’ possible $5000 needs to be raised by Saturday September 3rd 2016. This is to help with the tooling and materials needed for the build. Read the rest of this entry »





The Lucid Dreamer’s Guide to the Cosmos – Daniel Love

29 05 2016

Book - Lucid dreamer's guide to the cosmos

 

Currently running on the Kickstarter crowdfunding platform is this interesting book project by the author and UK lucid dream enthusiast Daniel Love.

Now before you all roll your eyes, run to the hills and throw your arms up in the air shouting “another lucid dream guide book!” whilst hitting the back arrow button then just hear me out for a moment. Read the rest of this entry »