by My Nguyen

November 16, 2016

Wearables Induce Lucid Dreaming

Lucid dreaming is a strange phenomenon. Lucid dreams feel as real as reality, where everything is vivid. Besides, scientific research has found that lucid dreaming is real and it can help in boosting creativity, problem solving and etc. And now technology offers us these new wearables that will allow users to control their dream. The technology has come to the real world.

The iBand+ wearable is all about sleep because it is vital for optimal health and happiness. However, instead of the average sleep tracking package, the iBand+ is aimed to induce sleep and lucid dreaming. Along with the biometric sensors, the iBand+ monitors movement, heart rate, body temperature. Combining with the ECG sensor, it is able to detect rapid eye movement (REM) which is the deepest kind of sleep and usually when the most vivid dreams occur. When it recognizes the REM phase, the pillow speakers and LEDs get to work with dream inducing sounds and light patterns to help you have a lucid dream.

Lucid Dreamer (neuromodulation technologies)
Lucid Dreamer is also a device that allows you gain awareness inside your dreams. It uses advanced algorithms that detect when you start dreaming. These algorithms use the electrical signals from the brain to detect the onset of a dream via EEG. When the onset of a dream is detected, transcranial alternating current stimulation (or tACS) is applied. It will enhance gamma in the frontal regions of the brain and therefore significantly lowers the threshold for getting a lucid dream. If you like the idea, you can support Lucid Dreamer here on Kickstarter.

LucidCatcher is another product for you to become more conscious and aware that this is a dream. All you have to do is putting on LucidCatcher and go to sleep. The device then detect your REM sleep soon and push tACS to the prefrontal cortex. That’s it! Now you can know that you’re dreaming as you are dreaming.

Aurora Dreamband
Aurora helps people have lucid dreams by measuring brain data via EEG sensor. It can read your brainwave signals throughout the surface of the skull and compile data about sleeping habit such as how much you toss and turn or when you’re in REM. The headband plays special lights and sounds during REM to help you become aware that you are dreaming as you stay asleep.

As dream-inducing wearables, they enable users to experience lucid dreams while helping them to sleep better and easier. WT | Wearable Technologies truly expects that these wearables can enhance people’s quality of life.