Wireless mouse to eye mask modification

20 05 2017

Followers and readers of my blog may well remember my previous optical mouse hack for REM eye movement detection and lucid dreaming back in August 2014. That project known as DreamCaptcha relied on a direct USB connection to a nearby computer. Hopefully after having a bit more time I can now move on from that limitation by experimenting with a wireless mouse set-up instead.

modified wireless mouse dream mask

Optical wireless mouse prototype

 

The layout and construction is very similar to the earlier USB mouse hack. In fact I kept the milk carton shell and the elastic as before. Even the white tack to temporarily hold the base in is taken from that project era. However there were obvious benefits and certain obstacles to overcome during the whole modification process, most of which included the weight and power considerations, amongst others.

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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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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 »





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 »





Deepaks a real punch

22 11 2014

The latest Lucid Scribe plugin for use with the Wild Divine Lightstone is now available thanks to Michael.

This will give my project more flexibility due to the lower threshold now offered, without having to modify the hardware or increase the LED light output to otherwise gain the extra reflected sensitivity.

 Lucid Scribe screenshot of waking closed eye-movement via the new plugin

Screenshot of Lucid Scribe showing waking closed eye-movement via the new plugin

This doesn’t make the previous version of the plugin redundant however.

On the contrary, this now gives me the extra option of tailoring the sensor design further should I wish to, including the idea of maybe swapping the photoresistor for a suitable photodiode instead.

The latest Lightstone IOM v0.9.9 plugin is now available from Lucidcode here.





Lightstone hack – update

16 11 2014

This follows on from my previous post about the Wild Divine Lightstone where I have included more detail about the sensors themselves in relation to my DreamJacker mask project.

Photosensor mounted in mask

Lightstone photo sensor mounted in mask

I have now also utilised a suitable IR led from an old remote control to act as the transmitter in order to reflect the light off my closed eyelid and back on to the photoresistor. This signal is then fed to the Lightstone interface which acts as an analogue to digital converter with hardware connection to my computer via a short usb cable.

Lucidcode do already have a suitable plugin to monitor the heartbeat and GSR (Galvanic Skin Response) by using the standard finger electrodes originally supplied with the Lightstone, including software intended for the later IOM versions.

Lucid Scribe heart trace screenshot using Lightstone electrodes

Lucid Scribe screenshot showing heartbeat via Lightstone electrodes

However Michael kindly updated the plugin by adding the necessary code to create a new channel ‘IR LED REM’ which is especially intended for this project. (Lightstone IOM 0.9.8)

Read more about the Lightstone hack.





Romancing the (Light) Stone

31 10 2014

This is a hardware hack idea for the Wild Divine Lightstone in order to detect (REM) eye-movements via a light-dependent resistor or photoresistor.

Wild Divine Lightstone

Image courtesy of Wild Divine. com

 

Background

The Wild Divine Lightstone is basically a biofeedback, or more correctly, a human/computer interface for reading biosignals, etc.

The Lightstone hardware is bundled with The Journey to Wild Divine package for use on your home computer along with the manual, music and software disks.

It also features Deepak Chopra. Read the rest of this entry »