Sleep plays a vital role in good health and well-being throughout your life. Getting enough quality sleep at the right times can help protect your mental health, physical health, quality of life, and safety.
iBand+ is a wireless Bluetooth EEG headband designed with the goal of inducing sleep and lucid dreaming. For those who have not come across the term before, a lucid dream is any dream during which you are aware you are dreaming. This gives you the ability to exert some degree of control over the dream characters, narrative, and environment.
It has been suggested that sufferers of nightmares could benefit from the ability to be aware they are indeed dreaming. Some experienced lucid dreamers have learned to remember specific practical goals such as artists looking for inspiration seeking a show of their own work once they become lucid or computer programmers looking for a screen with their desired code.
The outfit behind the device says their product is able to sense your brain waves with laboratory level accuracy. The head gear also embodies special health tracking sensors to measure body movement, heart rate and body temperature.
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The information about your brain and body throughout the sleep cycle is analyzed with an advanced auto-learning software algorithm. This information is then used by the RGB LEDs on iBand+ headband and the accompanying compact iBand+ pillow speakers to effectively deliver audio-visual stimuli. These appear as anomalies in your dream, making you aware you are dreaming without waking you up.
This induces lucid dreams and helps you sleep better. The accompanying smartphone app recommends audio-visual techniques that can work best for you, but you also have the option of choosing from your own music and audiobook library.
The campaign has been a great success so far. Over $700,000 in funds has been raised on Indiegogo, many times over the initial goal.
Funding in progress:
$761,008 USD total funds raised
1289% funded on October 27, 2016
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