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The Aurora headband plays lights and sounds for lucid dreaming with a smart alarm clock to help you sleep better.
The worlds first sleep-and-dream enhancing headband.
The worlds first sleep-and-dream enhancing headband.
1,428 backers pledged $239,094 to help bring this project to life.

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All Remaining Kickstarter Devices in Production!

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Manufacturing Update

Over the last month, our team has been focused on manufacturing the remaining Aurora Kickstarter devices. We are in the first phase of large scale mass production: assembling the electronics modules, or Aurora’s brains. We’re working closely with our numerous manufacturing partners to ensure this very important build goes smoothly.

The final manufactured Aurora device!
The final manufactured Aurora device!

 

We have placed the order for all components and currently awaiting parts with the longest lead times to arrive. We have also invested in stocking these items to expedite future orders. As soon as they arrive we will begin assembling the device electronics, then move forward with full assembly, testing, packaging and finally shipping the remainder of our Kickstarter orders.

Upgrades! Upgrades!

We are excited to announce the final version of Aurora's Bluetooth firmware has been released and is undergoing internal testing. This update will completely change the game for Aurora users by providing full wireless communication with our mobile and desktop apps.

 

Our engineering team is fleshing out the necessary app-side upgrades to take advantage of Aurora's new wireless capabilities. Testing these features is the final software hurdle before Aurora officially supports all our original Kickstarter campaign promises! Meanwhile Aurora Desktop is undergoing heavy maintenance towards a 2.0 release. We look forward to fulfilling our list of standing device pre-orders and creating inventory for future customers!

To Our Supporters

Thank you to our backers and pre-order customers, and we all owe a special thanks to our distributed Early Access testing team. Our 100% crowdfunded project has been made possible thanks only to contributions from people like you, all over the world. All proceeds go directly towards developing our sleep and dream-enhancing wearable platform, Aurora.

If you have not yet purchased your Aurora, pre-orders can be placed here at the discounted pre-order rate. Once we catch up with our pre-order queue the sale price will rise to full retail price, so order today!

As always, we will continue to keep you updated on our steady progress and look forward to shipping more units to our backers!

Sincerely, 

The Aurora Team 

Mass Production Update #12

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Mass Production  

Last month we promised to soon increase the Aurora Dreamband production order volume. Today we are excited to deliver on that promise. 

Learn what Aurora can do to enhance your sleep and dreams!
Learn what Aurora can do to enhance your sleep and dreams!

 

Just last week we placed our largest manufacturing order to date — accounting for the remainder of outstanding Kickstarter devices. This means that all Kickstarter units are going to be assembled and ready to ship within the next quarter. Meanwhile, our apps are nearly ready for public release and Aurora device packaging arrives within the next week. It's an exciting time to be an Aurora backer!

More Auroras fresh off the assembly line
More Auroras fresh off the assembly line
 

        

For quality control purposes, the last several months of early shipment waves were small and domestic to closely monitor Aurora user experiences in the field. Due to this effort, our team is confident in the strength and durability of the final Aurora design. Backers in the upcoming waves can expect to receive a more packaged & polished Aurora Dreamband!

  

While our manufacturing partners are busy building the remaining Kickstarter orders, the iWinks engineering team remains focused on testing and polishing the final software, so that users may enjoy complete access to the Aurora sleep and dream enhancement services.

iOS App

The Aurora’s iOS software is in its final stages of closed testing. Users can set alarm times and sounds, toggle REM stim settings, view sleep summaries and log nights of sleep to the cloud. The upcoming mobile release will unlock the powerful capabilities you've watched us spend years engineering into the Aurora Dreamband.

Aurora Connected!
Aurora Connected!

 

The Aurora Desktop software has assisted us in testing the value of the Aurora’s various features with real users. The release of our upcoming mobile app signifies our first step out of the beta stage and into the official pre-launch stage. Thank you to all testers and backers for your patience and support as we've lead the revolution in wearable sleep and dream enhancement technologies.

Borealis V1.4.2

Since the last update, we’ve received several requests from backers who want to learn more about the functionality and feel of the Aurora Desktop. This short animation of an Aurora user navigating the “REM Stimulation” profile shows the level of flexibility users are already enjoying thanks to the Aurora Desktop software.

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A quick illustration of the Aurora's desktop application in action.

Our engineering team continues to make great strides developing exciting new features for the Aurora user experience, powered exclusively by Aurora Desktop - for now. We plan to provide software updates for the final version of the device via our mobile apps. Until then, our 'power users' who continue to challenge us for greater control over their Aurora have played a critical role in new feature development and we thank them for their contributions and insights. 

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Aurora Desktop Firmware Version 1.4.2 is being prepared for release to our test group and features several critical features that will improve the quality of life for all future users.

Thank you!

As always, we would like to acknowledge all of our original backers, pre-order customers, and those of you who have recently joined our growing community. If you have not yet purchased your Aurora but would like to contribute to our 100% crowd funded project, pre-orders can still be made at our website at a special pre-order price. Thanks again for your continued patience and support, and for making an investment in the future of wearable sleep enhancing technology! 

Sweet Dreams! 

The Aurora Team

Mass Production Update #11

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Shipment Information

We have now fulfilled the 2nd wave of Early Access device shipments and are excited to welcome new Aurora testers to the group! Wave 2 has officially shipped out to recipients in the domestic region (US) to closely monitor quality control for this round. These shipments went to our original Kickstarter backers from ‘Lucid Dreamer’ and higher tiers, and select applicants from our Early-Access (EA) testing program.

 

Early Access Testing

Thanks to all who applied for our EA program. The program has ensured we fully understand the Aurora user experience before releasing it into the wild. We’ve been very busy - from comfort, usability, monitoring algorithm performance, dream stimulation effects and bug fixing… there are lots of parameters to building a sleep and dream-enhancing device. Aurora is extremely stable today and our focus has been on edge cases, or the 1% of issues difficult to recreate in the lab environment.

giving Aurora a whirl!
giving Aurora a whirl!
 

Our EA applicants have come from all walks of life  - software developers, bio-hackers, dream enthusiasts, athletes … and even a dolphin! EA applications are currently closed and will reopen before the next wave of shipments. Stay tuned to our updates for the latest.

Please do not email us your address information. Address forms are sent directly to backers via Kickstarter direct messages or email. This has ensured we ship your device to your most up-to-date address. Again, please don't email us your address, we will email you when your order is ready to ship.

Mobile App

Our team has been working on our mobile experience to make Aurora as easy to use - and effective - as possible. Our mobile apps (iOS and Android) will allow you to use and modify Aurora settings and view sleep reports wirelessly. Our engineering magicians have worked hard to make the final user experience seamless, and we think you’ll like it. We’ll be releasing more app details closer to its final release to the app stores.

Aurora Mobile is nearly finished!
Aurora Mobile is nearly finished!

Final Production

As we’ve been fulfilling EA deliveries, our standing stock of Aurora units has slowly dwindled. Therefore we’ve officially ramped up the volume of production to keep up with the demand of our delivery schedule. Having closely monitored feedback over the months of beta-testing we are confidently moving forward with large-scale manufacturing. Thus our shipment volume will increase as more devices get produced, software gets polished, and our mobile apps hit the official app stores! Until then we remain committed to keeping all backers updated with (at least) monthly updates.

Thank you!

We’d like to thank all who have recently joined us, as well as those who have supported along the way. The Aurora has been a 100% crowdfunded project and thanks to your support our team has lead the field in active sleep and dream enhancement with Aurora. Together we've unlocked new abilities for sleep and dream enhancement that weren't available before. We remain just as committed today as we were on day 1. If you haven’t preordered (or want to continue to support us) you may do so here - every order helps support our continued efforts. Again, we would like to thank all of those who have supported our team, and helped us to successfully produce the Aurora.

Sweet Dreams!

iWinks Team

Box Art Sneak Peak!

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Aurora: the original sleep sensing and dream enhancing headband!
Aurora: the original sleep sensing and dream enhancing headband!

 

Dearest Backers, 

we're so excited to give you a sneak peak of the final device designs (above) and box art for the Aurora:

Behold, The Aurora Box Art!
Behold, The Aurora Box Art!

 

The Aurora boxes are en route to our US facilities for order fulfillment!
The Aurora boxes assembled and ready to move
The Aurora boxes assembled and ready to move

 

 

Meanwhile, orders for higher-tier kickstarter backer ('lucid dreamer' level or higher) will continue to be fulfilled. If you are in these tiers please ensure you've filled out your Aurora user account info (link will be in your kickstarter direct messages) so that we may fulfill all orders in a timely fashion. 

Finally and most importantly we wish you all a very happy new year

We cant wait to share more good news soon! 

the Aurora team

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Our web addresses have changed! Please update your records:

Website (https://sleepwithaurora.com/)

Twitter @SleepwithAurora (https://twitter.com/SleepwithAurora)

Exciting New Feature Announced & Aurora Patch 1.3 Released

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Happy Holidays from the iWinks family!

 

New Feature Announcement!! Aurora Preorders make great holiday gifts!!
New Feature Announcement!! Aurora Preorders make great holiday gifts!!

 

 

As a gift to all of our backers, we are so excited to announce that The Aurora will come equipped with a previously unannounced feature! This feature expands the capabilities of Aurora: the sleep-and-dream enhancing headband. This exciting announcement tops the list of major new features supported in Aurora Patch 1.3.

But before we get to that, let's take care of a few administrative details:

Production-Level Auroras fully assembled and ready to ship!
Production-Level Auroras fully assembled and ready to ship!

We're Shipping More Early Access Devices

Address forms have now been sent to backers in both the "Developers Apprentice" and "Lucid Dreamer" (and higher) tiers via Kickstarter direct message. If you are a backer in one of these tiers please check your inbox and fill out the form and we will process your delivery as soon as possible. ("Lucid Dreamer" backers who submitted a questionnaire during the last round but did not yet receive a device will be fulfilled on this round). We look forward to shipping out your devices and as always, thank you to all our backers for your patience and support.

Now on to the fun..

Aurora Patch 1.3 Released … Introducing DreamSounds

All Aurora devices come equipped with a functional audio device on-board, adding elementary sound capabilities to the established repertoire of Aurora features. 

Patch 1.3 Features:

  • DreamSounds Onboard: Enabling a new paradigm in Aurora REM-stimulation
  • Improved LED controls: Choose from several dazzling REM-lighting effects
  • Enhanced Sleep Summaries: Sleep summaries now indicate REM-stimulus events 
  • Under the Hood: Various quality-of-life improvements, featuring streamlined data handling, bug fixes, and improved battery life

1) New DreamSounds Onboard!

With this exciting update Aurora has enabled a new paradigm of REM stimulation capabilities. Over the last few weeks, Aurora Early Access testers have been able to choose from a list of DreamSounds - or tones presented by The Aurora during REM -  designed to subtly rouse the senses during dreams. 

Many users have reported increased dream-stimulation successes with these features and we can't wait to share this feature with the next round of Early Access testers. 

Testers are able to choose from a list of pre-loaded DreamSound tones!
Testers are able to choose from a list of pre-loaded DreamSound tones!

In a future update we will dive deeper into dream reports gathered since our last update on this topic. Note that the new feature has not changed our production schedule, as we originally designed Aurora's circuitry to include a sound generator. Finally, The Aurora still features wireless REM-signaling capabilities for developers and dream explorers willing to brave the uncharted waters of novel sleep and dream experimentation.

2) Improved LED Controls

Patch 1.3 expands on Aurora's LED controls announced in earlier updates. Users may now choose from new dazzling light features to get even more from Aurora's custom crafted ocular-stimulating LEDs.

Improved LED controls!
Improved LED controls!

3) Improved Sleep-Summaries 

Patch 1.3 features a highly-anticipated feature that many testers have requested during testing: a way to indicate REM-stim events on our sleep summaries. Aurora Early Access testers love using this new feature and have reported increased levels of dream recall and lucid dreams.

Aurora Final Product and Packaging will be unveiling in the next update! Stay tuned!
Aurora Final Product and Packaging will be unveiling in the next update! Stay tuned!

 

Final product and packaging photos were recently taken and will be unveiled soon, along with an updated production schedule. 

Thank You!

We’d like to thank you, our backers, for your sustained enthusiasm and excitement for the Aurora, and for remaining patient and supportive throughout the development process. We are as eager to ship Aurora as you have been to receive it. We’re nearly at the finish line, and we couldn't have made it without the trust and support of our backers.

As far as we know, we are the only team in history to completely bootstrap an EEG-based wearable consumer device. Where all other teams have been backed by V.C. or other means of private funding, we've remained 100% crowdfunded from concept to market, and remain indebted to our backers as we couldn't have accomplished this incredible feat without your help! If you continue to believe in what we are doing please talk about us, follow our social media channels (links below) and share this update with your friends and family. Each share helps to connect a growing community of dreamers and to educate the public on the newest developments at the frontier of sleep-enhancement technology. 

Thank you and stay tuned - in the next update we will unveil the final Aurora device and packaging and share the upcoming shipment schedule. We look forward to shipping more Auroras soon.

Dream Well!

the iWinks Team

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