Two years ago, we launched our first project here on kickstarter. Thanks to your support, we were able to successfully fund DreamMe and deliver it to more than 850 backers. With all the experiences gained and many new ideas from the community, we would like to present our new project: DreamMe ORBIT
Inspired by the missions of the Voyager space probe, which has visited many planets on there flights, the idea of DreamMe ORBIT originated. See planets on your ceiling like the voyager space probe did at their missions.
DreamMe ORBIT is the first „sleep and relaxation aid in one“ which uses your mobile phone as a projector. Helps you to relax and fall asleep faster. Furthermore, it turns your smartphone or tablet into a pocket planetarium. Relax by watching planets on your ceiling.
- You work hard and give everything you have to your job and family ?
- You have little time to relax and sometimes you even have trouble fall asleep ?
DreamMe ORBIT supports you and helps you intuitively bring your breathing into the right relaxing balance. With DreamMe ORBIT you can turn off your mind - effectively and quickly so you can relax and sleep.
Disconnect thoughts: Your brain gets re-focused and thoughts do get distracted from daily routine by the soothing light, stopping them from keeping you awake.
To fall asleep faster: Depending on the exercise you selected and it´s lengths, DreamMe ORBIT app will automatically switch off and help you fall asleep naturally without any medication.
Studies have shown that the technique employed by DreamMe ORBIT can help you to reduce the time you need to fall asleep by up to 40%.
- Provides physical relaxation
- Reduces stress and tension
- Helps speed recovery from jet lag
- Compact size, ideal for traveling
- Safe and effective for all ages
Sleep aid: DreamMe ORBIT projects proper breathing technique from YOGA using special color coding on to the ceiling. No need to concentrate on virtual counting. This helps to use the breathing technique effectively in the correct rhythm.
Relaxation aid: DreamMe ORBIT turns your smartphone or tablet into a pocket planetarium and helps you relax by watching planets on your ceiling.
We already know from the yoga world that breathing is good for the body and the soul! When we are stressed, we often breathe too shallowly. To relax and reduce heart beat frequency, there are some helpful breathing exercises learned from YOGA. With DreamMe ORBIT these exercises do not have to be learned. Intuitively, the projection guides you through inhaling and exhaling in the proper rhythm without having to concentrate on whether your technique is correct or not. Thus, all your attention is directed to breathing and leads to the desired outcome faster - relaxation!
YOGA breathing exercise 5-5
- breathe through the nose for 5 seconds,
- exhale through the mouth for 5 seconds.
Through this breathing technique, the heart beat is reduced and the mind and soul come to rest.
With DreamMe ORBIT we project this rhythm in the form of a round circle in different colors analogous to the individual phases. 5 seconds inhaling through the nose = slowly larger and brighter light blue light. 5 seconds through the mouth exhale = slowly smaller and darkening dark blue light.
YOGA breathing exercise 4-7-8
- inhale through the nose for 4 seconds
- stop the air for 7 seconds
- exhale through the mouth for 8 seconds
By this breathing technique the heart beat is slowed down and more oxygen is pumped into the blood. This allows you to fall asleep quicker.
With DreamMe ORBIT we project exactly this rhythm in the form of a round circle in different colors analogous to the individual phases. 4 seconds inhaling through the nose = slowly larger and brighter light blue light. 7 seconds air relaxed hold = orange steady light. Exhale 8 seconds through the mouth = slowly darker dark blue light.
Become the "astronaut" who moves around the selected planet in the "orbit". DreamMe ORBIT turns your smartphone into a pocket planetarium. See the planets at the ceiling like the voyager space probe did at their missions.
The calming rotation of the planets and the relaxing sounds have been proven to reduce the pulse beat and bring your thoughts into distant galaxies. Thus, DreamMe ORBIT prepares you for the sleep phase and helps you to relax. Optionally, custom relaxation or sleep sounds can be selected. You can customize the DreamMe ORBIT APP to your personal liking.
The Voyager missions previously passed the probes to Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune, and some of them provided spectacular images. We decided to integrate all the planets of the inner and outer solar system into the DreamMe ORBIT app. All eight planets (Jupiter, Neptun, Uranus, Mercury, Earth, Mars, Saturn, Venus, plus the Moon) have an individual appearance and rotate in the projection at the same speed (the rotation speed is adjustable). With the projection of the planets, we can not produce super-high-resolution images. It is much more about the impression and atmosphere produced by soothing planetary rotation and relaxing music.
In addition to the visual relaxation by DreamMe ORBIT, the selected planet sequence is supported by selected soundtracks matching the respective planet.
Each of the eight planets and the moon, are assigned their own sound, all of them are unique and relaxing. In the app, the background sounds can be activated or deactivated. The length / duration as well as the volume are also set here. If you want, you can also play your own music.
UWE SPANNAGEL™ is an office for industrial design.
Founded in Cologne in 1995 by Uwe Spannagel after working for Henry Dreyfuss Associates in New York City and Phoenix Design in Stuttgart.
We engage in continuous cooperation with our customers in the fields of brand development, strategic product planning and product development. Accordingly, the guiding principles of our design philosophy are simple and logical.
DreamMe ORBIT impresses with its clear use of form. The two identical parts, of which the upper one carries the optics, have the exact same contour and sit mirrored to each other, which is why in silhouette they form a shapely cylinder that keeps its symmetry even when it is unscrewed to adjust the picture sharpness. Considering its aesthetics, it is almost a pity it is being used in the dark. The selected material not only is non-slip and extremely lightweight but also offers comfortable haptics preventing scratches.
Apple iOS and Google Android version will be free for all backer.
*** Mockup of the non finished app
In the compact state, screwed together, the dimensions of DreamMe ORBIT are just 60 x 60 mm, which is hardly bigger than an espresso cup. Thanks to the light material, it weighs barely more than 60 grams and therefore does not impact the weight of your luggage when being carried around.
Making a demo video of DreamMe ORBIT live in action is nearly impossible for non-experts as the environment has to be darkened in order to see the projection.
We have done our best to show you a demo video with as little modification as possible.
Demo of sleep mode: Here you see first the 5-5 breathing technique with counter (still mirrored / mockup), then without counter. Next sequence is the 4-7-8 breathing technique with counter (still mirrored / mockup), then without counter – light on to see the setup.
Demo of relaxation mode - showing some example planets in the following order: 1. Earth 2.Mars 3.Jupiter 4.Venus. - light on to see the setup.
If we achieve the 150% each and every DreamMe ORBIT will get a special cleaning cloth. If we achieve the 250% each and every DreamMe ORBIT will get on top a travel bag.
* Limited quantity
*we are very optimistic to deliver DreamMe ORBIT before x-mas in case you are looking for a cool chrismas gift.
Risks and challenges
Small risk of time delay with producing the apps. The mold for the DreamMe ORBIT Hardeware has been already constructed and build. We have investigated many manufacturing options and choosen the manufactures we trust the most. However producing real hardware always includes the risk of rework needed for one reason or another.
We have done our best to make sure we have provided an as accurate as possible timeline for delivery of your DreamMe ORBIT, including some buffer time allowing for delays.
- (30 days)