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Aurora Seeks Funding Through Kickstarter, the Dream-Enhancing Headband

This post is not really mobile or Android related per se, but if launched, there will be an Android app for it, so that’s good enough for us. The project we want to share is called Aurora, and it’s a headband that is placed right above your eyes while you sleep. In the band are various LED lights that go off at specific times to help the user get a better nights sleep, while also having lucid dreams. The LED lights also act as visual cues while in your dream, to allow the user to realize that they are in fact, dreaming. Once you know you are in a dream, the possibilities are then endless. Sounds like a great plan for Kickstarter, right? 

The project was looking for $90,000 in funding, and have past that already, sitting pretty at $130,000. Backers looking to give their money will be met with a minimum price tag of $175 for a pair of Auroras. All other early bird packages are gone. From there, the prices go up depending on how involved you would like to be on the project.

Check out the video they have posted on Kickstarter for more info.

Via: Kickstarter

    Won’t this majorly disrupt the sleep cycle? I thought sight was one of the areas of the brain that was supposed to be shut off or disabled during sleep so that restful sleep is possible.

  • GI Jed

    Lucid dreams? just grab some ZMA http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZMA_(supplement) Helps with muscle recovery and gives you crazy lucid dreams.

  • Bruce Wayne

    Lights beaming down on my eye while I’m attempting to sleep… No thanks.

  • Brian Wolfman

    I get the same effect with LSD.

    • michael arazan

      Try mushrooms, you won’t fry as hard

      • Brian Wolfman

        I did the LSD 15 years ago. Keeps working every night.

  • Chris

    To help you sleep, just take this. other wise why would you need to know you are dreaming? best part of dreams is that its like you are in another world or universe. This seems like a way for you to wake up from a really good dream.

    unless somehow this can record the dreams, though not sure how that would work or if its even possible.

    • QPHALO

      Not possible to record dreams… Yet. Maybe one day we will be able to decifer the electrical signals from the brain enough to know what signal is sight, smell, touch, taste and sound but we would also have to map what each and every image, smell, texture, taste, sound, etc signal is. So not yet but hopefully some day.

  • Intellectua1

    Can Android get a dang Kickstarter app like iOS jeeeezus… I miss out on all kinds of good crap..

  • If this actually works, it would be devastating to the porn industry. Everyone would be buying one…. In fact, these guys should team up with NyQuil…..

  • macewank

    The funny thing is that a nearly identical product was Kickstarted 2 years ago. Remee. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bitbangerlabs/remee-the-rem-enhancing-lucid-dreaming-mask

  • R

    The govenment should pick this up…sounds like it has great potential for brainwashing
    Pretty soon we could all be liberals.

    • Chris

      airplane windows anyone?

      • R

        Im guessing you own a beta version of the dream machine??? You might want to skip a couple doses.

      • QPHALO

        No way he actually said that.

  • MettaWorldTroll

    Everyone better start finding/making their Totems!!!

  • Colton

    I dreamed I had these once

  • epps720

    This is a joke right?! It’s OK to post things that are a little stretch to being related to Android or mobile but this is probably one of dumbest things I’ve seen. How much did they pay you for this?

    • Adrynalyne

      It might be a dumb article to you, but what made you infer they were paid to write it?

      • epps720

        This was obviously my personal opinion.

        The article seems like such a stretch to be included on this site. The other Kickstarter items they posted recently (Thingcharger and All Dock) are very relevant, This one doesn’t seem to have much of a connection to this site nor did Tim state a personal reason why he included it here (ie has problems sleeping and would try such a thing).

        • I mentioned it wasn’t mobile or Android related. Sometimes it’s nice to have an outlet where we can share things that don’t all have to be specifically mobile related. 🙂

          “This post is not really mobile or Android related per se, but if launched, there will be an Android app for it, so that’s good enough for us.”

    • mikewilson1021

      That just like, your opinion, man.

  • JeffColorado

    Lucid dreams are not always fun. I have been in dreams where I was aware I was dreaming but unable to force myself to wake up. It sounds like it’d be scary but it is more annoying than anything. Because while dreaming your body is basically paralyzed. So I was stuck in it till it ran it’s course.

    • Mayoo

      And the dream can quickly turn to “happy unicorns everywhere” to “End of the world”. Once you think of something, it happens, boom. No time to know if you want it or not, your thought about it, it happens. That is why I agree with you … and why I fear professor Charles Xavier.

    • Jpx

      After watching Inception, I did my own studies and experimented with it. I finally got into one of my reoccurring nightmares when I was Lucid dreaming. It was not fun in the beginning, but then I realized wait, its my dream. I took full control of the nightmare, it was an interesting and amazing experience. I tried Lucid dreaming constantly for a month AND I HIGHLY RECOMMEND NOT DOING IT. I started to get major headaches and was constantly tired. That month I remembered a ton of my dreams, even fully controlled them. Some amazing, some extremely scary. A very interesting experience that I’ll never forget. Do it in little random spurts if you do it.

    • QPHALO

      Been there a few times with recurring dreams. The first few times I realized I was dreaming I tried to “control” the dream and do stuff like flying but couldn’t because I still knew that flying like Superman is impossible. Now when it happens I just let it play out.

    • JasonS

      What you are describing sounds like Sleep Paralysis. During REM sleep your body is paralyzed to prevent you from acting out your dreams. Sometimes, if you wake during REM sleep, you cannot move.


  • OnlyNexus

    I will dream that 2014 brings phones with massive removable batteries. Then I will wake up…

    • Chris

      or just better battery life so there wont be a need for silly removable batteries.

  • James_75

    All I have to say is:

    This movie scared the poop out of me when I was a kid

    Extra points if you can name the movie 🙂

    • Mayoo

      Right-click -> Search Google for this image -> dreamscape movie

      • KingofPing

        I just learned something new. Thanks!

    • TC Infantino

      Dreamscape. Very cool movie!

  • Mayoo

    The idea is great, the simulation in the video is wrong. Half people will turn their dreams into a live video game. The other half will have wet dreams.

  • Adrynalyne


    I’ll keep it right next to my magnet bracelet that promotes good health.

    • michael arazan

      And wearing a crystal and Pyramid for energy and cleansing

  • StuckOnVerizonForever

    I don’t even remember half of my dreams, unless Kate Upton or somebody is in it

    • morpheus282

      I’m not sure that’s considered “remembering” so much as cleaning up afterwards.

      • StuckOnVerizonForever

        Hahahahahahahayaya im dying over here

        • morpheus282

          Hold on, I’ll get you a towel. 🙂

          • michael arazan

            Better yet, needs a sock to sleep in.

  • $175 is a lot of money for something that you can’t try before you buy, it’s a risky venture.

    • That’s always been my complaint against Kickstarter. I’m a try before I buy kinda guy.

      • StuckOnVerizonForever

        Too bad Best buy wont carry it, considering they are the perfect showroom lol

        • Pedro

          And it will have 4G LTE!

          edit: They’ll just claim it has 4G LTE.

      • Pedro

        The whole idea of Kickstarter is to fund the idea before it’s ready.
        Complaining about the Kickstarter idea is kind of like Ron wishing Apple was more open.

        You know what you are getting into beforehand.

        • Right, which is why I don’t fund projects. I walk my talk 😛

          • Pedro

            Fair enough. And, you don’t have to wait months/years for a return on your dollar.

      • Chris

        Same. Thats why I’m glad best buy is still around. stock photos or youtube videos don’t do any justice