About this project
We've reached 355% of our goal in 8 days! Thanks a lot to all our backers. With this achieved, we can guarantee delivery of Nuvi to you in end of January next year. We're so excited to see what we can accomplish in remaining 26 days. $3,000 is the minimum we required to get our smart sleeping mask ready for you, but that's just the beginning. We've received many requests from bakers to make Nuvi more awesome. Take a look at what can be done if we reach our STRETCH GOAL!
According to the lucid institute FAQ, lucid dreaming is a skill you can develop, like learning a new language needs to be trained and can be trained. And because most of the REMs are happened at the latter sleep stages. Base on this theory, without changing our hardware and shipment schedule, we can edit the current app to add a function in Nuvi which provides the red flashes light to induce the Lucid Dream in 2 hours period before wake up. This is a new attempt to induce the lucid dream without EEG REM measurement.
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Nuvi was developed based on extensive brainwave experimentation and research. It is a “smart” sleeping aid system made for the modern age - practical and highly efficient.
Nuvi is a smart sleeping mask embedded with a Bluetooth system. It integrates the slim speakers, lighting LED and an app to implement powerful sleep aid programs.
Nuvi has 6 smart programs, they are Easy Sleep, Smart Deep Sleep Booster (inside Easy Sleep program), Smart Wake Up, Power Nap, Light Energizer and Jet Lag Adjust program. All of the programs are operated via mobile phone app.
The Android app trial version is already posted on Google Play and the QR code is shown as below. We keep working on the testing, improvement and compose more mesmerize music before shipping. We are now working on the iOS app schedule to complete in the coming December.
The app is very easy to operate and is demo as below.
Like the headset the earmuffs have sound leakage prevention design, the sound get louder when you get closer to it.
For sure you can play the pop music with stereo sound quality demo as below.
1. Easy Sleep
Our specifically composed Zen music mix with binaural beats and the dimming sound effect can truly soothe your mind effectively, lead you sleep onset quickly and bridge you to your deep sleep smoothly. For sure Nuvi also has the white noise for you to choose to block out the environmental interruptions, so you can not only fall asleep, but stay asleep.
2. Smart Deep Sleep Booster
Inside the Easy Sleep program there is a Smart Deep Sleep Booster program features with whispering Zen music and binuaral beats after the Easy Sleep program smartly induce your slow brain waves lead you enter the deep sleep again in the middle of your sleep.
3. Smart Wake Up
The smart alarm is designed to wake you up gently and naturally with the blue light and music from your light sleep phase. It takes you from sleep to wakefulness without usual grogginess, leaving you feeling much more refreshed. Moreover, it wakes you up but not disturbing your partner.
4. Power Nap
Long day at the office? Feeling exhausted? Try Nuvi’s POWER NAP function! Using only 30 minutes, it will allow you to recharge and wake up to a far more productive self.
5. Light Energizer
Mostly, if you are struggling with a.m. brain fog or having seasonal affective disorder or depression. Try LIGHT ENERGIZER!
You can wear the mask for 20 minutes with blue light to recharge your energy. It is able to lift your mood and help you feel more awake. Recent studies have demonstrated the better effectiveness of short wavelength blue light (approximately 460 nm) with better phase shifting properties when compared to the rest of the visible light spectrum. It improves alertness, diminishes and drowsiness.
6. Jet Lag Adjust
With its specially designed flashing blue light program, which can alleviate the negative effects of the jet lag.
Who is Nuvi for?
Nuvi is an excellent gadget for people who are long distance travelers, long working hour designers, night shift workers, insomnia sufferer and people who care their healthy lifestyle.
EEG Experiment and test
We did the EEG brain waves test at the Medical school by using Neurosky Mindwave EEG sensing technology, which is highly complied with Biopac system in clinical brain waves test.
- Before using the Nuvi, the tester was highly awaken with beta brain waves. See Brain waves picture A.
- After wearing Nuvi the Easy Sleep program with Zen music starts, which includes binaural beats. After 5 minutes the tester's brain waves quickly drop to low Alpha waves and afterwards change to slow Theta brain waves. See Brain waves picture B.
- That means Nuvi can highly clear the mind of the tester and help him fully relax and fall asleep easily. See brain waves picture C.
Technology should make complex things into simple and make our lives easier. We follow this golden rule and develop the Nuvi for practical use.
Note: Nuvi Easy Sleep Program has been tested by Neurosky Mindwave EEG Brain waves test to make sure it effectively induces people's slow brain waves and makes them feel sleepy.
If you are looking for a practical sleep aid and jet lag adjusting device, then Nuvi is the best and affordable sleeping mask you deserve to have!
Nuvi improves your life style
With Nuvi features app, you can improve your sleep quality and refresh your body easily. You can also apply it for daily Meditation and relaxation activities.
It supports Spotify, YouTube, iTunes etc. Bluetooth streaming programs individually. You can stream the music to Nuvi you like for your further enjoyment and spiritual nourishment.
Beautiful designed in and out
Nuvi design concept was inspired by the paraglider canopy. it has to give you the impression of flying high in the sky, cruising over the mountains, fields and beaches freely.
To develop the ideal sleeping mask, our team has gone through numerous prototypes in search of perfection.
We have integrated all of the electronic parts on printed circuit boards. There is no signal interference. The Bluetooth's system board, speakers, and LEDs have been integrated in an innovative way to fit into a relatively small silicone case. The result is a masterpiece of engineering on the inside and a masterpiece of design on the outside.
The design start from 1st prototype to 2nd and at last come with the 3rd as the final version.
- Chipset: Bluetooth & BLE chipsets
- Battery: In normal use the battery last for 7 days before needing a recharge
- Charging port: One micro USB port
- LED: 4 RGB LEDs
- Weight: Feather light ~80g
- Speaker: 2x 30mm 0.3W slim speaker
- Output S.P.L.: ~114dB
- Material: Lycra and memory foam
- Imagine drifting off to sleep in complete darkness with our favorite Zen music! Fully Adjustable Sleep Mask can also double as an Adjustable Headband with Speakers. Soft, integrated memory foam ear cushions for maximum, long lasting comfort. We've made the ear cushions as soft as we can for side sleeping comfort.
- This sleeping mask features large eye cavities, so the sleep mask lycra does not touch the eyes and lashes. There's no pressure when you're sleeping. More importantly, this helps when you enter your REM (Rapid Eye movement) stage of your sleep cycle, so your sleep uninterrupted, resulting in a more refreshing, natural sleep. You'll wake up feeling fantastic.
- Its hi-tech molded design creates excellent light blockage for complete darkness, making it a must-have for sunny rooms and sleeping areas.
- The material is very light weight and the fabric breathes, leaving it cool on your face.
- The soft stretch band of the sleeping mask has perfect size variability and durability to surround your head comfortably.
- Slim speakers designed for fantastic HiFi stereo sound and bass.
- Perfect for long distance travel, airplanes, bus, car or home use.
Disclaimer: Nuvi is not a medical device. It is not designed to be a diagnostic tool, form of therapy, or clinical intervention of any kind. Consult your doctor for prevention, diagnosis and treatment of any medical issues.
Where we are now
We just completed the DVT (design verification test) and ready to enter PVT (production verification test) stage which is designed to assure the Nuvi's required quality and that it is ready for production. At the same time we are preparing the documents and samples for testing lab. to apply the FCC/CE certifications.
We are a small team full of enthusiasm for sharing our work and providing our backers, friends, and clients with a healthy life style.
A lot of my ex-colleagues and friends are frequent flyers. They suffer a lot from lack of sleep and jet lag issues. It took them weeks to recover, which impacted their normal life as well as their working performance.
Coincidentally, in this March, we participated in Orange Fab Asia campaign as a guest where we met their Asia Chairman Mr. Wang who is a frequent flyer as well. He suggested us to create a smart lightweight sleep mask without a clumsy measuring device which would be easy to use. One that not only could help to sleep easily and would also adjust the jet lag at an affordable price. He deeply believed this mask could help lots of people. This matched with our primary idea that motivated us to come up with the solution as quickly as possible.
To develop this ideal sleeping mask, our team not only studied countless online reviews, purchased many top selling sleep masks for studying but also did the prototypes for testing. It took us months of trying to implement the idea from sketch to prototype 1, 2 and 3. Finally, we came up the Nuvi, a simple sleep aid device that is easy to carry and operate and packed features that help you sleep, wake up and adjust your jet lag.
Additionally, to prove Nuvi is working efficiently, we did the brain wave experiment and tested it in the medical school. The results were very impressive and showed it helps to relax and induces sleepiness by Zen music and binuarial beats. For the jet lag adjustment, we are following the study finds - the flashing blue light exposure could provide a fast and efficient method of preventing jet lags. We believe Nuvi will not only help long distance travellers but also assists more people with getting better sleep and improving their quality of live.
The Best gift for seasonal greeting!
The answer is very simple. We all know that Kickstarter is the best place to share the working prototype to the backers and make it happen. So we need your help to sponsor us and share the good product with your family, friends and help more people who need it in the world. All Kickstarter Backers will be our premium customers not only for Nuvi, but also for our future products.
Risks and challenges
Make complex system to be simple and user friendly is a challenge. And there will always has an unpredictable and inevitable issue pop up for our challenge over the course of development and production, however with our previous sleep aids system design and production experienced we can handle it much easier. So this time we are making a working prototype and testing the app in advance. Also direct dealing with the manufacturer to start the pilot run and production flow. It can lower down the risks of production and fulfills the promise of delivery schedule. We are now required your backup working together to make it happen and share it to more people.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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