Another Kickstarter Campaign for a Lucid Dreaming device has been launched.
This device is a simple head band with an EEG sensor that is intended to detect brain waves while you sleep and alert you via earphones while you are dreaming, when your brain is producing theta waves, indicating REM sleep.
Watch their video (which happens to include a piece of my Remee Review video) and read my thought below it:
This concept is a great one, as it tries to rely on detecting brain waves to indicate REM sleep (as opposed to trying to time it or detect actual eye movement during sleep). However my concern is that an auditory cue for attaining lucidity might wake you up just as often as a visual cue (like in the remee). This can work but will likely take practice and adjusting to, like any other device.
This is also not the first of this kind of devices. And these experimenters are saying that with an even more accurate, multi-sensor band, it is still very difficult to trigger lucidity reliably, which makes me question the Luci’s claimed success rate.
However, I like to remain hopeful. These efforts, assuming they are not purposefully misleading, should be applauded and encouraged. At the very least these successful crowdfunding campaigns show the high demand for a reliable Lucid Dreaming device. I have very little doubt that sooner or later someone will be able to create one.