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Matt SilberBy Matt Silber
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Matt SilberBy Matt Silber
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$1,127
pledged of $3,500pledged of $3,500 goal
117
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, January 11 2014 9:29 PM UTC +00:00

About

Lucid Dreamer
Lucid Dreamer

To help you make that realization, Lucid Dreamer's opening features, the Dreamer and Lightscriber, will play a series of audio and/or visual cues during your sleep cycles.  

When you wake up, your dreams can be recorded in our free, secure, PIN-protected Dream Journal. Entries can be written or voice recorded, tagged, and even log technique metrics to help track your progress.

Dream Journal
Dream Journal

And, with built-in access to our online Dreammunity system, you'll always have access to your dreams; regardless of what device you're on!

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We're also well aware that not everyone responds the same way to post-sleep audio or visual cues, which is why we've built 6 other features (and still more to come) to tackle lucidity induction from other angles:

Reality Checker
Reality Checker

Mass Automated Reality Checking - Stop looking at your hand, counting your toes, or whatever habit you've been trying to form. The Checker can remember to do it for you, when it's convenient for you, and then alert you by sound, vibration, or even notification up to 287 times per day.

On a serious note: Try being reminded of something 150 times per day and see if you don't dream about it. 

Paralyzer
Paralyzer

Sleep Paralysis and Hypnagogic Control - Sleep Paralysis is a transitional state in which your mind is awake, but your body has fallen completely asleep.  

Controlling this state of hypnagogia (the hallucinatory-like state right in between being awake and asleep) is one of the easiest ways to slip directly into a state of lucidity.

Da Vinci
Da Vinci

Polyphasic Sleep and Cycle Adjustments – Although generally hard to get used to, cycle adjustment techniques can help you be far more productive throughout the day, as well as experience more frequent lucid dreams. 

Da Vinci can help you plan, and adhere to, the best cycles for you.

Our default range is set to the Uberman Polyphasic Sleep Cycle, but it can be fully customized to match any desired cycles.

Custom Music Selection
Custom Music Selection

Select your own cues - Use your own audio cues, Binaural Beats, or even record your own voice for use with the Dreamer. 

Some individuals respond better to different types of audio cues, so we've built this customization right in alongside a full range of Dreamer / Lightscriber settings.

Dreamscapes
Dreamscapes

Visual Augmentations and Focus - Everything you see, hear, think about, and experience throughout the day has a direct impact on the contents of your dreams. 

The Dreamscapes and Focalizer combo are visual augmentations to Lucid Dreamer that are designed to help you focus and direct those contents via color psychology and focal imagery, respectively.

Subliminator
Subliminator

Focused Rapid Visual Stimulation - Your brains records almost everything you see, even when you're not aware it's doing so. 

Since we already know that everything we see affects the contents of our dreams, it's only natural that focused rapid visual stimulation affects them too.

Statistics
Statistics

Technique and Journal Statistics - One of the most important features of Lucid Dreamer is logging what types of techniques work for you and which don't.

The better you understand how each type of stimuli affects your dreams, the better you will become at inducing lucidity.

And that's the goal: to have more lucid dreams.

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But wait, isn't this already on the Play Store / App Store?...

Lucid Dreamer has been available for Android for about 4 years now, but it is by no means complete! We have tons of additions and improvements planned in the upcoming months. 

In the meantime, you can download the current version from the Play Store.

The iOS version is also WAY behind the current Android version and is a huge focus of this Kickstarter campaign. We'd like to bring it up to speed, but we really need your help to do that because Apple stuff is a lot more expensive than Android.

Ok, so what exactly needs to be done?...

On Android:

  • 1. Add support for 7" and 10" Tablets
  • 2. Add EEG Headset Compatibility
  • 3. Improve existing features
  • 4. Add new features
On iOS:

  • 1. Incorporate all non-implemented Android features (Reality Checker, Paralyzer, Da Vinci, Focalizer, Subliminator, Dreamscapes, etc.)
  • 2. Add support for iPads
  • 3. Release Dreamer/Lightscriber/Journal/Dreamunity for free with in-app purchases for advanced techniques (like the Android version)
  • 4. Add EEG Headset Compatibility
Ok, so what do you need to make that happen?...

  • 1. A 7" Android Tablet (with latest Android version) for testing
  • 2. A 10" Android Tablet (with latest Android version) for testing
  • 3. A Mac to continue iOS development
  • 4. An iPad for testing
  • 5. Several different EEG headsets for testing
What EEG Headsets are you planning on supporting?...

Our endgame is to eventually support any EEG headset that allows 3rd-party Mobile Integration.

The question here isn't really, "which ones are we going to integrate," but more of "when will we integrate them?"

The order in which we will attempt to add compatibility for these systems is still entirely up in the air, due to the fact that there hasn't been a stable, sleep-related, EEG headset company since the shutdown of Zeo (which we were pretty upset about).

There are some potential initial candidates (Neurosky MindWave, Muse, Aurora), but that order is not set in stone, and we would be more than happy to see more involvement from sleep-related headsets in the near future.

If you'd like to see a particular headset added sooner, please feel free to shoot us an email as we would love to hear about it!

How long do you estimate it will take to complete all of these additions to the mobile software?...

It will probably take us longer to order and receive all of the hardware (devices and EEG headsets) than it will take for us to actually build the software...

Since iOS has the most catching-up to do, it will very likely be the determining factor here in regards to overall completion time. 

Thankfully, most of the back-end for the new iOS features have already been implemented and are pretty close to a releasable state. The main problems we're facing now are developing on seriously outdated machines, device compatibility, and, of course, testing. 

What are your stretch goals?...

After bringing Lucid Dreamer up to speed on iOS and finishing off for Android tablets, our next goal is to start breaking down the language barriers to make inducing lucidity easy for anyone, anywhere in the world.

Thanks to professional services like OneSkyApp, it shouldn't be too expensive for us to translate Lucid Dreamer to some of the more common languages. Here's our plan:

At $3,500 (Base): Everything listed above

If we get funded, these are what any additional funds will be used for:

At $3,930: Translation to Korean
At $4,290: Translation to Spanish
At $4,720: Translation to Polish
At $5,070: Translation to French
At $5,420: Translation to German
At $5,770: Translation to Russian

I bet you're asking why those numbers are so specific... Well, pardon my French, but we're not going to bullsh*t you with what your money might be used for. Those values are exactly (rounded down to the dollar) what the OneSkyApp Translation Service would charge us to translate our current String resources into those specific languages.

If you're going to give us money to help us build our idea, we want to make sure that money is actually being used for what you think it's being used for. Period.

Ok, that's awesome. Now who are you?...

Matt Silber
Matt Silber

 Founder, Android and Web Developer

        
Thomas Murray
Thomas Murray

 Co-founder, Designer

        
Christian Marin
Christian Marin

Co-founder, iOS Developer

What else can I do to help?...

The one thing we love is feedback. If you have questions, comments, suggestions, bug reports, or anything at all, we would absolutely love to hear about it!

Your suggestions can help make Lucid Dreamer better for everyone!

Carpe Noctem.

Risks and challenges

Since the application is very close to finished for iOS and is basically complete for Android, there isn't much that can prevent this project from being fully released.

At the moment, our only REAL issue is a serious lack of testing devices; a problem that funding from this Kickstarter would immediately solve.

As long as we get devices to actively test the software, we'll be able to confidently release it on all platforms. And, providing we get a little help, we will be able to do that without having to bug everyone and their mother to borrow their iPhone for 30 seconds to test something...

In the event we don't get any help to purchase testing/development devices, we will resume building with our, "please let me borrow that for 30 seconds," approach. And, regardless of whether or not we get fully funded, I personally guarantee that ANYONE who supported us will receive their free, unlocked version of Lucid Dreamer.

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