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Sleep better with the world's first sleep sensing EEG headphones. Perfect peace and comfort with audio that responds to your sleep.
Sleep better with the world's first sleep sensing EEG headphones. Perfect peace and comfort with audio that responds to your sleep.
Sleep better with the world's first sleep sensing EEG headphones. Perfect peace and comfort with audio that responds to your sleep.
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8,489 backers pledged $1,936,825 to help bring this project to life.

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The ultimate sleep sanctuary: Kokoon EEG headphones

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Introducing Kokoon Headphones

Kokoon is the first headphone comfortable enough to be slept in and smart enough to know how and when to adjust your music as you fall asleep and wake. 

Audio is one of the best ways to help us relax and switch off naturally. Sleep clinics prescribe thousands of audio based techniques daily and millions of us use audio to relax each day. For the first time we can listen to our music, audiobooks or sleep techniques comfortably in bed without fear that they’ll wake us back up again.

Kokoon's EEG sensors and app give clinical levels of insight and the intelligence to help you improve your sleep.

Great for in bed at home, on a plane or train or even in a campsite! Just put them on and press play. Kokoon looks after your sleep, optimizing your ambiance and ensuring you have the peace you need to rest.

Great Quality Audio

We've partnered with Onkyo Corporation to ensure that our product has truly world class audio. We'll be working with Onkyo's acoustic engineers to craft the perfect audio ensuring that Kokoon will be a great pair of every day headphones as well. 

Onkyo Corporation
Onkyo Corporation
Kokoon headphones are a great travel companion
Kokoon headphones are a great travel companion

Kokoon’s Patented FlexMould Comfort system

Your average headphone is not designed for resting. If worn for too long they get uncomfortable, get knocked into odd positions and get hot and sweaty. At Kokoon we re-imagined headphones from the ground up to really focus on complete comfort. We worked through testing hundreds of prototypes in bed to find the perfect combination of acoustic performance, wireless technology and complete comfort.

Taking inspiration from high-tech pillows and sport shoe technology we developed our patented FlexMould Comfort system. By molding the headphone to the natural contours of the head and spreading pressure away from the sensitive regions we were able to dramatically increase the levels of comfort.

By relocating the headphones electronics to the headband we were able to achieve the lowest possible profile maintaining the natural shape and characteristics of the head in bed. Combining this with gel cushioning enabled us to ensure that the headphone became in essence an extra pillow for your ears.

The Kokoon team is committed to undertaking 10,000 hours of comfort testing to fully optimize and refine these innovations and ensure they are incredibly comfortable for everyone (not just our team!)

To keep the Kokoon headphones from getting hot and sweaty, we developed a system of air circulation which maintained the acoustic seal but encouraged air to circulate about the headphone cushioning to reduce heat and moisture.

Kokoon Airflow system
Kokoon Airflow system

Kokoon’s EEG sensors & App

EEG sensors are widely used in sleep clinics and hospitals and it is regarded as the way to accurately monitor sleep. Working by detecting the tiny voltages produced by our brains they are normally large and unpractical.

At Kokoon we have developed our own miniaturized dry EEG sensors which require no set up and discreetly sit within the headphones. By applying the power of modern smartphone technology our algorithms are able to give clinical levels of insight into your sleep and relaxation.

This level of insight enables Kokoon to become truly intelligent. Kokoon adjusts your audio volume and equalization as you fall asleep so that it doesn’t disturb you once asleep. Also, it adapts your audio to block out external noises and disturbances which may compromise your deep sleep.

The app helps you understand what audio techniques work to get you to sleep so that you can better sleep the next time.

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We all have a natural sleep cycle. An alarm clock will wake you up regardless of when is best for you. Kokoon’s intelligent alarm identifies the perfect time for you so you can start the day feeling alert and refreshed. You can use the Kokoon app to perfectly optimize a nap to maximize restorative benefit and ensure you feel refreshed. 

Selecting an optimsed nap period
Selecting an optimsed nap period

The Kokoon app also comes with a selection of audio sleep techniques developed with sleep scientists to help you relax when you are really struggling. This intelligent library will evolve over time as the community discovers which audio works best.

 Packing down to the size of a book

Developer? Academic? Hobbyist?

As the world’s first EEG headphone the new opportunities from Kokoon are fascinating. With the developer edition you will gain access to Kokoon's clinical grade raw EEG and Kokoon’s sleep states.

Imagine Kokoon for:

• Binaural beats; changing in real time in response to your brain frequency

• Reactive music; music evolving to your EEG response

• Sleep Hacking; measuring, refining and optimizing your sleep

• Lucid dream control; 

• Polyphasic sleeping

• Learning & education

• Meditation

• Focus training  

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App ideas

 Low noise EEG signals

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Who are the Kokoon team?

The award winning team includes sleep professionals, academics, engineers, designers and developers collectively having over 100 years experience bringing complex medical and consumer products to market. The core team recently returned from China were they were a part of HAXlr8r - the most prolific hardware accelerator working with top hardware talent from around the world.

The Kokoon team
The Kokoon team

Production timeline

We need you!

We need your support to make sure that the Kokoon headphones can fulfill their potential and bring the world better sleep. We will use funds raised on kickstarter for:  

+Testing: Between in-house testing and beta device testing by our (opt-in) backers, we will not ship the Kokoons until we have performed at least 10,000 hours of comfort and user testing.  

+Quality: We also need to have dedicated engineers working with our factory in Guangdong province, China full time. To ensure the highest quality product is delivered every time.  

+Tooling: Tooling and production costs.

Please join us in our mission to bring the world better sleep!

Stay up to date

Follow us on Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/KokoonTech or twitter @SleepKokoon https://twitter.com/SleepKokoon to see what the team have been up to.

Risks and challenges

The Kokoon headphones are packed with a lot of brand new technology and to cope with the challenge of bringing this new technology to market we are committing as much effort as we can afford to user testing of the Kokoon headphone to guarantee we get it right first time.

A long term challenge for us is to grow our user base as much as possible. In short, the more people that use the headphones, the more data and more intelligence we will be able to pack into our App. Learning what helps people the most and refining audio relaxation to perfection.

Between our mentors at the HAX Accelerator program and our partners at Onkyo, we have a strong support system that is committed to helping us succeed. With their guidance, we are confident we will deliver a low-risk, high-quality product to our backers by the ship date.

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    A Kokoon Sleep Kit. Show your support for Kokoons mission to bring the world better sleep. Back and receive a leather Kokoon travel kit with Kokoon eye mask, sleep guide and travel pillow.

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    Early bird - 'Kokoon Light' wireless comfort headphone - Kokoon's without the sleep science, sensors and app. (RRP: $219)

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    Limited edition - Kokoon Bluetooth headphone customized just for you with your message or initials laser etched on the headband leather.

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    The early bird couple. Get two Kokoon Bluetooth headphones. The worlds first sleep sensing headphone. (RRP: $638)

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    Kokoon developer package. Take advantage of Kokoon's audio and EEG to develop exciting new applications. Get access to Kokoon's EEG sensor and sleep stage API's and SDK's. We will list your application on our partner page when finished.

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    Limited Edition Kokoon couple. Get two Kokoon Bluetooth headphones customized just for you and your partner with your message or initials laser etched on the headband leather.

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    Get five Kokoon Bluetooth headphones at our cheapest price. The worlds first sleep sensing headphone.

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    PRODUCT WORKSHOP - Come with a friend to our London office for a developer and product deep dive workshop day with our team. You will receive a Kokoon travel kit, Kokoon pj's, four Kokoon developer editions, early access to prototypes and direct IM support from the team.

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