Aladdin sane – another tACS pantomime

28 10 2016

Here is yet another lucid dream induction device to hit the crowdfunding market this year.

The prototype featured here is called the Aladdin Lucid Dream Stimulator by the aptly-named Aladdin Dreamer Inc. of Scottsdale Arizona, USA.

aladdin dream headband

The creators need at least $250,000 pledged by the end of the campaign on November 30th 2016. Shipment is expected a year later in autumn 2017.

Going on the current trend this seems ambitious, considering the lack of vital information.

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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 »





Halovision – dream like a boss!

28 01 2016

Michael of Lucid Code has refined his own REM detection system project known as Halovision which is great news for us interested in sleep and dream research.

Halograph dream headband with camera

The device measures subtle electrooculography (EOG) muscle changes by means of a small 5 megapixel camera over the eye which records your eyelid movements digitally frame by frame via your associated computer device. Read the rest of this entry »





Foc.us v2 – lucid daydreaming?

27 09 2015

Readers may remember the original foc.us headset launched back in 2013 which used tDCS technology to offer a new gaming experience.

By applying a small controlled DC electric current to the user’s brain the idea is to improve overall cognitive performance through reaction times, etc. This unfortunately is known as ‘brain zapping’ and ‘overclocking’ – terminology that is more reminiscent of ECT (electro-convulsive therapy) and compares the human brain as a machine to that of a CPU in a computer.

foc.us docking station

foc.us v2 docking station

 

Technology has moved rapidly since, (Lucidity Institute take note) to the point where health, fitness and sleep gadget wearables which interact with the user and associated smartphone technology are all the rage on crowdfunding sites and the Internet in general. Read the rest of this entry »





Kokoon – The world’s first EEG headphone

29 06 2015

Kokoon headphones
 

This exciting project currently running on Kickstarter has raised over 1 million U.S. dollars already with 11 days still remaining to the point where well over 5000+ people are backing the prototype featured in the successful campaign.

Kokoon had an initial goal set at $100k which was easily surpassed.

The product itself is mainly aimed at helping you sleep by tailoring the audio accordingly whilst providing external noise cancelling and comfort. Smartphone technology is used to track and monitor your sleep via Bluetooth wireless.

An associated app can be used for lucid dreaming by way of an audio trigger on REM detection as well as relaxation, meditation, polyphasic and sleep learning programs. Read the rest of this entry »





Honey I shrunk the Aurora

26 11 2014

Anyone, whether a project backer or someone interested in lucid dreaming and associated technology who has been following the process of the Aurora, the dream-enhancing headband, apart from myself, could not fail to have noticed the delays in bringing the prototype to production.

Aurora dream without limits photo

This, so far has not proved too damaging. In fact it has only served to galvanise the people who have already made their pledges back in January 2014, considering the comment activity on Kickstarter.

The other reason is because after nearly one whole orbit of the home planet there is nothing yet on the market to rival it at present. Read the rest of this entry »





Home brew i-cup system

21 07 2014

A DIY eye dream mask hack idea for use with a web cam, cycle lights and LED sensors.

Basically there are numerous ideas and hacks out there in the public domain for eye masks which attempt to promote lucid dreaming mainly on Instructables or various other electronics-type blogs and forums, including the Kvasar dreammask for example.

A commercial lucid dream mask however can burn quite a hole in your wallet. Some like the original LaBerge ‘NovaDreamer’ are expensive and out of production, although the Lucidity Institute does have a Mark II mask version on the way, namely the N2D2.

Aurora printed circuit board

Aurora pcb courtesy of iWinks LLC

At the time of writing the Aurora by iWinks has finalized the pcb but is still awaiting beta and final production before release hopefully by the last quarter of 2014.

Remee dream enhancing mask

Remee photo courtesy of Bitbanger Labs LLC

The Remee itself, despite its name and a highly successful marketing campaign by Bitbanger Labs solely relies on clever timing and visual cues rather than any actual REM detection methods.

For more information on Project ‘DreamJacker’.