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It appears the ‘Mindset’ uses the same technology (EEG) for a different purpose. The ‘Mindset’ tracks attention levels and sends sound stimuli to the user to help them focus. The Aurora uses similar technology, but focuses on sleep-enhancement and increasing dream recall.
Monitoring brainwaves associated with waking ‘attention’ is something that the Aurora is technically capable of supporting in the future. But for now, the Aurora is focused on enhancing our nocturnal cognition.
Thanks for your question :)
@iWinks: could you please answer my question from last week?
We are currently prioritizing domestic shipments for Early Access to keep shipping costs low during this phase. International shipping will occur when the remainder of the Kickstarter devices have been produced.
I live in BRASIL ( as Antonio ) and haven't receive it yet. When will it be done ?
Evandro ( regards from Rio )
International shipping not done?
I see now what @Yngve was referring to, the comments section below our most recent update. For future questions and concerns, please direct them to this general chat, or send us a PM. Thanks for pointing this one out!
You are correct, this image may have been used more than once. Our updates have included many other production pictures, blueprints, beta tester testimonials, and images of our new box designs/orders. We do our best to convey the progress, effort, and dedication of our team in each update. We know that all of our backers can sleep well, knowing that their contributions have gone towards the successful creation of the wearable sleep-technology they were promised.
As mentioned in our latest update, we recently placed our largest mass production order yet, accounting for the remainder of our outstanding Kickstarter orders. This is big news, and it means we're in the final stretch of our campaign!
As always, we appreciate your continued understanding, patience, and support through the home stretch of our Kickstarter campiagn.Thanks for reaching out!
Because you just disregarded Yngve's request to review the comment section under the March 3rd update and did not post a response, I will repost the question here because I, as well as everyone else, would like an answer.
Metod on March 3
"Andy you used the same picture of devices in update #10. Please post a fresh one...or IT DIDN'T HAPPEN?!"
Is there a reason as to why you would reuse that picture? Did you guys actually receive "More Auroras fresh off the assembly line"? I don't see why there wouldn't be a new photo of new Auroras. Instead, a repost of a photo. (And no one would have noticed until Metod mentioned it.)
It makes me a little nervous, please respond soon.
"Mindset: smart headphones that improve your concentration" - here on Kickstarter. This device is also using EEG, could the Aurora support the same concentration-feature?
We do our best to include as much information as we can in our monthly updates.
If you have any other questions, our customer service team is here to help!
You can ask us here, talk to us on Facebook, send us a message at email@example.com, or send us a direct message here on Kickstarter. Thanks!
We will let you know when there is a status update on your order. There are several international backers in the 'Lucid Dreamer' tier who are also waiting for their Auroras to arrive. Our international orders - including yours - are a priority for our team. We appreciate your patience and understanding in the final stretch before your Aurora ships. Thanks!
Hey, @iWinks. You got some answering to do under the March 3rd update.
7 months delay for iband...
this technology is indeed much more complex than we may think. Kudos to iwinks for keeping up with the project despite all the challenges...
Thanks Dylan! We appreciate the words of encouragement.
We are still sending out address verification forms with each new wave. When it is time for your shipment, you will receive a direct message from our team via Kickstarter. Be on the lookout for that in the coming months.
The iOS version is farther along than our android app development, but we are planning on having our software in both the Apple app store as well as the Google play store. If the Android application is not complete before your Aurora arrives, you will still be able to use your Aurora with our fully functioning desktop software – available on both Windows and iOS.
We have had several of our beta testers report successful LD induction with their Aurora Dreambands. We do not have any official statistics to publicly announce, but are constantly collecting data from our beta testers. There have been many successful LD reports, and they seem to be positively correlated to the personal understanding & regular practice of LD techniques, journaling, and active involvement. In the meantime, we suggest you continue learning more about how to stay lucid (once induced), and keeping a regular dream journal to become more aware of your dream signs & recurring dream themes. Training your dream-awareness will greatly increase your odds of noticing the light and sound signals from the Aurora.
Thanks for your questions!
Dear Aurora, now that you've tested your device with beta testers, could you please share results and significance levels on the aurora's ability to induce lucid dreams?
What was actually the status of the android app?
That last update was extremely exciting and I am so happy that it looks like this process is finally reaching its end. I understand that there are a lot of units to send out but I am hoping that you still have me and everyone's address still. Will there be a email about that? I'm in Canada, can you send it over the border or somewhere in the states for me to pick up? Let me know what you guys think. Im really hoping to have my Aurora within the next 2-3 months in my hands...I can not wait. Great work guys and I will hear from you soon.
Hey Antonio, thanks for checking in. Take a look at your Kickstarter direct message inbox for a personal reply from our customer service team.
We've got a new email newsletter / Kickstarter update on the way this week!
Any news ?
Da Sylvain and Ross we posted an update some time ago with user testimonials (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/iwinks/the-aurora-dream-enhancing-headband/posts/1708589). As we continue fulfilling orders you will see more backers post about it here. Until then we can not force our backers to comment here (or elsewhere). We are very excited about fulfilling these orders soon! Stay tuned!
We've just sent you a direct message in regard to your order. We apologize for the delay on international shipments and appreciate your continued support as we near the final stretch of our Kickstarter campaign. We are as excited to send out your Aurora out as you are to receive it!
Thank you again for your understanding
I am a dream supporter lucid, I believed that sending would be done together. But the international shipment has not yet happened. I'm disappointed, no news
Will international shipping take long?
Very interesting article. Thanks for sharing!
We’ve shipped to backers in the developer and lucid dreamer tiers, as well as several early-access testers with prior experience using wearable sleep technologies. Shipping volume will be ramping up in the coming months.
It would be fantastic to see some unboxing videos from our recent recipients. There are still lots of backers who have yet to receive their Aurora’s, so we hope to see some more posts and public discussion in the near future. Like you said, don’t be shy!
yep I agree with Ross, nothing new here.
I would like to see a bit more enthusiasm and testimonials from some of the premium users...
so don't be shy fox!!
Halfway through Q1 now. How many units exactly have shipped? Still amazed at the lack of testimonials here, no youtube unboxing vids etc. All very quiet.
Why the delay?
How many have been shipped to date? I ask because you only had approximately 162 backers in the "Developers Apprentice" and "Lucid Dreamer" packages combined.
Fresh New Scientist article about lucid dreaming:
"Heal yourself from inside your dreams"
Shipping internationally is an important priority for our team, as we have thousands of supporters from many different countries. We will notify you when more accurate forecasts become available. Soon, we'll be shipping the Aurora all around the world! Thanks for staying patient.
@All Other Backers
For a personal responce from our team, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or comments you may have. Thanks!
Do you have forecast which international shipping day?
@Antonio de la Esperanza
Not to worry, Antonio!
Address forms are being sent out via Kickstarter direct messages with each wave.
This form will need to be filled out by the backers included in that month's wave.
This ensures address information is as up-to-date as possible before your final shipment.
Please continue following our updates and e-mail newsletters for more information. If you have any other specific questions, send us a message at support@iWinks.org, or send us a direct message here on Kickstarter! Thanks :)
Hi, how can I check the address that I submitted for delivery? I have just moved and I would like to update. Thanks!
@Antonio Poli & @Magic Constantine
Yes, you are correct @Magic -- Orders have been fulfilled for the 'Lucid Dreamer' backers living in the United States. The international shipments have not yet been sent out. When they are, you will be notified by us directly. Thank you for reaching out.
I live in Brazil, has not been submitted yet?
I'm a kickstarter backer with lucid dreamer tier.
I live in scotland. Mine won't have been dispatched yet will it? Am I right in understanding that only lucid dreamers and up who live in America are being dispatched. Is that correct?
That’s a great suggestion. We will pass it on to our creative team and see what can be done. A fully functioning version of the application has been made available to the beta testers and backers who have already received their units. Detailed instructions have also been included.
For now, Borealis has been preloaded with many different - and recognizable - audio files. The onboard audio component is a piezo electric sounder/buzzer, capable of playing basic sounds and songs.
The shipping waves have allowed us to make monthly progress with firmware upgrades and minor improvements. And yes, we have been working with the manufacturer since the earlier production of some of our first beta units.
We do not have specific shipping as of yet - but we encourage you to continue following our monthly e-mail newsletters & KS updates for more details – as they become available.
If you have more detailed questions, please e-mail us at support@iWinks.org
Please check your inboxes for the most recent e-mail newsletter (Sent out earlier this afternoon) If you haven’t already subscribed, please do so at www.sleepwithaurora.com
Thank you for your continued patience and support for the Aurora project :)
Are you able to give a real time line now?
hate to be a negative nelly here but the teirs(lucid dreamer and up) that are not even done amount to under 200 units, and mass production started on nov 2015...
Can you provide a short video walk-through of the current version of Borealis? This way we have a good idea of what to expect before our device arrives as well as a reference guide once we have our shipment in hand.
I'm especially curious about the new DreamSounds feature:
1. How complex is the audio quality?
2. Can users create and upload their own audio files for this?
You can reach us directly by emailing us at email@example.com. You can also send us a direct message here on Kickstarter. We can troubleshoot any issues for you there.
We are shipping to our Kickstarter backers based on the funding tier you are in, rather than the backer #. We have already been shipping to backers in the 'developers' tiers, as well as the domestic backers from our 'lucid dreaming' tier. You will be notified via a Kickstarter direct-message when it is time for your shipping wave.
If you have more questions, send us an email at support@iWinks.org.
One of our customer service representatives will be happy to assist you!
I'd be grateful if someone could email directly as I've not received any updates by email since 30-03-2015.
Thanks in advance!
@paolo thanks for noticing our unwavering commitment to you and our community as this has really only been possible thanks to contributions from people just like you.
Btw just realized 3 years has passed since the funding... what a wait... hope it is worth...
Not sure how you guys have been able to stay in the business for so long without a commercial launch...
They mentioned Q1/Q2 2017 for the full launch in one of the latest update. Hope this is still the plan.
100 units should have shipped already...
Realistically i would imagine that all backers should have their products by summer...seeing that production started a long long time ago...
Backer #112 and still haven't received anything. Based on your number of units produced I would have expected to receive something by now. Exactly how many units have been produced and shipped? When can I expect to receive mine?
@Lawrence J Miller
I believe we've got you all set up on Slack now, if you have any further questions, you can use that channel to communicate with us and the other beta-testers & early access testers.
For any other backers with specific questions about shipping or technical support, please contact us at Support@iWinks.org, or message us directly on Facebook. One of our service representatives will be happy to assist you :)
How do I get access to the slack channel? Can someone please add me and send me an invite, with the channel name?
Finally something is moving... can't wait to hear more...
Just received my unit today. Than You Very Much. Couple of questions though.
1. Where do I access downloads for the App (Desktop, Android)?
2. Is the API available at this time?
3. In about 3+ months, how would I go about ordering another headband part?
4. In the apps, will there be a feature for firmware updates? And how often do you expect those?