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

Developers Apprentice Tier Officially Fulfilled

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Developers Apprentice Tier Officially Fulfilled

Exciting news: last week, we shipped Auroras to ALL backers in the Developer’s Apprentice tier! Those backers are now receiving their Auroras, unboxing them and trying them for the very first time! 

Moving Forward

We’re doing a top-down fulfillment of all kickstarter orders by backing amount, moving down the list tier-by-tier. The only exceptions were Early Access applicants.

Unboxing 

It’s true that a picture is worth a thousand words. However, because of all the long delays, we thought we'd share some videos! Our wonderful backers have been sharing their unboxing experiences. Links below! 

Ross Simonds 

thanks for your honest unboxing review, Ross
thanks for your honest unboxing review, Ross

 

 

Dylan Gaffney

Dylan is excited to receive his Aurora
Dylan is excited to receive his Aurora

 

Phase Evolution

P.E. was one of our first Early Access users to be fulfilled
P.E. was one of our first Early Access users to be fulfilled

 

Aurora users contribute to a vibrant forum and help us drive the Aurora offering forward. In exchange, they receive real-time support and consistent device updates. 

If you are still waiting to receive your device, fear not as you will be fulfilled soon! Please be patient and allow our team to continue the steady fulfillment progress. 

See you on the other side!

Preorder Today

If you havent yet, preorder Aurora: 

the world's first brain-sensing headband for better sleep and dreams. 

Aurora: first brain-sensing headband for better sleep and dreams.
Aurora: first brain-sensing headband for better sleep and dreams.

 

Do it before final price increases (this will happen once all standing orders have been fulfilled).  

Visit Sleepwithaurora.com for more information.

More news coming soon!

sweet dreams,

Team Aurora 

Free Bag, Progress Report, and Testimonials

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Free MicroFelt Drawstring Carrying Bag!

All Aurora orders (kickstarter and webstore) will ship with a FREE microfelt drawstring carrying bag specially designed for Aurora! 

All Aurora orders will ship with a free bag!
All Aurora orders will ship with a free bag!

 

It's perfect for storing your Aurora and charging cable bedside, traveling, or at the office for that afternoon power-nap! This is just our small way of saying thank you to all the patient backers who waited years to receive their device. 

Kickstarter Aurora Fulfilment Progress

This week, we have shipped our largest batch to date: 100 new Auroras are headed to our KS backers! We expect these devices to be delivered by the end of next week. 

Aurora Reward Fulfillment Continues
Aurora Reward Fulfillment Continues

 

We will work closely with these backers to monitor user experience and software stability; we value your sleep and are determined to ensure Aurora works well in the field before shipping the remaining devices. 

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As specified in our kickstarter reward tier descriptions, we are prioritizing higher-tier backers first (unless otherwise specified, there is an exception for Early Access users) until all orders are fulfilled.

Aurora sets the standard in consumer sleep tracking and dream enhancement
Aurora sets the standard in consumer sleep tracking and dream enhancement

 

Performance Report

All Aurora apps are reported stable and in continued testing. 

New Aurora Desktop and Aurora Firmware versions were released recently, featuring streamlined visuals, new device features (like button-press-monitoring and other neat additions), and a greatly improved sleep staging algorithm. Aurora's algorithms are constantly evolving thanks to fresh data provided by our users. The new algorithm performs with ~ 90% accuracy in a full-cross-validation scheme. (This is just fancy machine learning talk for it works really well!) 

Aurora MobileiOS is now stable among users. Meanwhile Aurora Mobile: Android is nearly out of development and will be ready for user testing soon. Our main goal is to have both mobile apps on their respective app stores by the time of KS device fulfillment.

Testimonials

Meanwhile, existing users are keeping us busy with fresh sleep data and dream reports submitted daily. The results have been astonishing. Here are a few new reports from users wearing Aurora at home:

"I’ve used Aurora 7 times in the past two weeks and last night included a dream that felt more lucid than usual. A mentor was walking with me through a large atrium, not unlike the main concourse of Grand Central Station. Along the way, I was making eye contact with a number of individuals as they approached me from various angles.

To one person who came up alongside me on the left, I said, “Do you have someone like this in your life?,” referring to my mentor. He gently shook his head and quietly said no. Overall, I felt like I was in control of the interactions I was having along the way."

  • Ben, 28, California

“Actively creating the world around me from a wider perspective. Seemed to stabilize and prolong the entire lucid dream. VERY cool. I practiced some dream yoga... made a flower pop out of the ground.. it was like 5 feet tall. One of my most successful so far” 

  • Jim, 26, Canada

“I have been able to successfully induce lucid dreams multiple times using many different light settings on the Aurora. ” 

  • Terry, 46, UK
Preorder Aurora before price goes up!
Preorder Aurora before price goes up!

 

 

Get Those Preorders In!

 

Use Code 'DREAMWITH15' to receive 15% off preorders! Limited time only!!
Use Code 'DREAMWITH15' to receive 15% off preorders! Limited time only!!

 

Preorder now before the price goes up to the full retail price of $349! Act now and receive an additional 15% off your preorder by using the discount code 'DREAMWITH15' at checkout!

As we come to the tail end of our campaign, and likely the last few kickstarter updates, we want to thank our community once again for your continued support. 

We are the first team in history to bring a 100% grassroots neurotech wearable device to the consumer market. Without you this project never would have happened, and we are forever grateful for the opportunity. Thank you and remember ...

Sleep with Aurora!

The Aurora team

EA Fulfillment Finishes, Pre-Release Begins

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Order Fulfillment continues!

Aurora EA program ending soon, Pre-Release Begins
Aurora EA program ending soon, Pre-Release Begins

 

*Attention All Kickstarter backers* please make sure you have created a customer account at the Aurora customer portal at https://app.iwinks.io/signup

Please make sure you've submitted your (I) shipping address and (II) phone number. We need this information to proceed with your shipment. 

October Shipment Details   

Last month we shipped our largest wave of Aurora Early Access (EA) devices to customers all over the world. These enthusiastic new users have been providing critical feedback and sleep data since then. As a result, we're releasing a new update that significantly improves Aurora's UX and algorithm performance over prior builds. 

Aurora transitions from EA to Pre-Release this month
Aurora transitions from EA to Pre-Release this month

 

The final Aurora EA devices have arrived at our fulfillment center and will be distributed within the next few days. Meanwhile, the first Aurora Pre-Release (AKA final Kickstarter) devices are being packaged by our team. We expect to ship this first wave of Pre-Release devices to kickstarter backers this month. Pre-Release devices more closely resemble the final product in both aesthetic and functionality.

Hurricane Irma impacted Aurora order processing operations, setting our team back roughly 2-3 weeks. As a result, the Aurora team really stepped up to put in long days and nights to make up for the lost time. Today we are caught back up to the original schedule however our hearts are still with the real victims of Hurricane Irma.

Android App Development Progress

Our first Aurora Android app is now officially in closed-testing and we expect to be testing the fully functional app prototype by the end of the month. The app is already fully functional minus wireless/BLE features, as those features live in our Android SDK. The Android SDK was also finished last month and is now being plugged into Aurora Android. 

Aurora Android expected to be completed this month
Aurora Android expected to be completed this month

 

Note* we plan to release both iOS and Android SDKs to developers after both apps launch and in-field stability verified.

Thank You, Preorder Today 

Thanks for supporting Aurora: the original sleep and dream enhancing headband. It's not too late to preorder your Aurora at a discounted price! For a limited time, use the discount code 'DREAMWITH15' during checkout to save %15, or nearly $50! Preorders will be fulfilled immediately after Kickstarter customers receive their Auroras. Act now as the final price will go up soon!

 Aurora has remained a 100% grassroots project since day 1. This means people just like you who believed in our mission have exclusively made Aurora possible. This approach allowed us to stay fully committed to our original campaign promises. We are so grateful for this opportunity and thank our backers for their support.

If you cant afford Aurora right now, that's ok - you can still help by sharing this update on social media! Follow us on Twitter & Facebook 

We are very excited about the coming weeks and months ahead. 

Stay tuned; lots more in store! 

team Aurora

Packaging & Order Fulfillment Begins!

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Attention Kickstarter Backers: we need your shipping addresses and phone numbers! Read below!
Attention Kickstarter Backers: we need your shipping addresses and phone numbers! Read below!

Greetings Aurora backers,

It gives us great pleasure to announce that we're ramping up Aurora Kickstarter device order fulfillment this month!

Aurora is the Original Sleep and Dream Enhancing Headband!
Aurora is the Original Sleep and Dream Enhancing Headband!

 

*Attention All Kickstarter backers* please go to the Aurora customer portal, create an account and submit your (I) shipping address and (II) phone number. We need this information from all backers to proceed with shipments and we're missing half of you in our system!

Aurora Packaging & Fulfillment

As of this update, all kickstarter devices, boxes and accessories have landed at our US facilities and are accounted for! After years of hard work building up to this moment it is an absolute pleasure to be packaging them for you now.  We plan to ship all remaining Early Access (EA) devices to customers by the end of next week at which point we will move on to shipping out final kickstarter devices.

the Aurora device packaging assembly line
the Aurora device packaging assembly line

 

We're working 'round-the-clock to package the final Aurora Kickstarter devices to meet these shipping deadlines. Please stay tuned to your app.iwinks.io account for updates on your order and please ensure you have submitted an updated address & phone #. We will post a new update before the kickstarter devices start shipping. 

Welcome New Users! 

A 3rd wave of Aurora EA devices shipped to customers this week and we welcome these new testers! We look forward to the critical feedback they will provide towards helping to improve our user experience and evolving Aurora's features. Many of these users have already received their devices; a special shout-out to to EA user Jonathan Cervantes for sharing his Aurora EA unboxing experience online (see it on our channels)!

Mobile App Progress

We're also pleased to report that the fully functional Aurora iOS App has been performing well in field tests. We're just ironing out final kinks before submitting to the App Store for approval, however for now all new customers with iOS phones will be provided access to the App via Testflight. 

 


We're also pleased to report rapid progress on the Aurora Android App this month. Many of our backers own Android phones so we are expediting this process to meet fulfillment deadlines. The first functional Aurora Android App build is scheduled to go into active testing less than 2 weeks from now.

Thank You & Preorder Today

Thanks for supporting Aurora: the original sleep and dream enhancing headband! If you haven't already, its not too late to preorder Aurora at the discounted price. Act now as the final price will go up soon!

Aurora has remained a 100% grassroots project since day 1. This means people just like you who believed in our mission have exclusively made Aurora possible. This approach allowed us to stay fully committed to our original campaign promises to you. We are so grateful for this opportunity and promise not to stop until Aurora is in your hands as originally promised over 4 years ago. 

We've dedicated ourselves to this mission and encourage you to preorder Aurora today before the price goes up! If you cant afford Aurora right now, thats ok - you can still help by sharing this update on social media! Follow us on

Twitter 

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Facebook

We are very excited about the coming weeks and months ahead. Stay tuned; lots more in store!

team Aurora

 

Production Complete & Address Forms Released!

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Attention Kickstarter Backers! Click link below to submit you address info!
Attention Kickstarter Backers! Click link below to submit you address info!

Attention All Backers!

We are most pleased to announce that all kickstarter devices are shipping to our US facilities for order fulfillment! As promised, this means it's time to collect addresses from all of our kickstarter customers!

Please use this link and create your account at the Aurora customer portal if you backed us on kickstarter. (Note you must use the same email linked to your kickstarter account when creating your Aurora account). Once logged in, please complete our brief questionnaire and submit your address information. Then, kindly await further instructions from us. 

Thank you for placing your trust in us nearly 4 years ago. We are so excited to deliver on all of Aurora's original campaign promises!

Aurora is no longer DREAM but REALITY ... all thanks to you!
Aurora is no longer DREAM but REALITY ... all thanks to you!

 

As promised, we will continue to provide monthly updates until all Aurora orders have shipped.

Each Aurora Dreamband is sewn by hand according to our rigorous design specifications.
Each Aurora Dreamband is sewn by hand according to our rigorous design specifications.

 

 

The Lucid Dreaming Experience

Aurora was designed from the ground-up to be the worlds first smart lucid dream induction device because thats why you backed us and thats what we did.

While Aurora is now a reality, there is still much work to be done. Preorder now and join the worlds largest lucid dreaming experiment!
While Aurora is now a reality, there is still much work to be done. Preorder now and join the worlds largest lucid dreaming experiment!

 

How reliably does Aurora induce lucid dreams?

Today, lucid dreaming has been validated by various independent research teams around the world, and is no longer contested by mainstream science. This wasnt always the case. In comparison, the state of research behind safe lucid dream induction via audio-visual stimuli appears today as the lucid dreaming literature did just 20-30 years ago: a handful of sparse studies indicate promising results. Until now, such publications exhibited varying success rates and potential dependence on prior experience.

We want everyone to experience lucid dreams, not just the experts. Thats why we've been working with the world's leading experts in lucid dreaming to crystallize this knowledge and deliver it alongside Aurora.

That's Why we Built Aurora

Aurora was designed to offer answers to questions like this and address many other challenges facing modern dream science. Because more basic research is needed before lucid dreaming can become a household commodity, we've been fully committed to leading the charge in Open Sleep Science, a promise we made way back in Dec 2013(!). In order for scientific studies to be trusted, results must be significant and most importantly, repeatable. By purchasing and using Aurora you are contributing to the worlds first & largest in-home lucid dreaming experiment!

We've remained faithfully dedicated to this promise and are pleased to announce that all kickstarter backers will receive immediate access to the first public release of the Aurora open API when receiving their devices. 

We've spent the last 4 years working with sleep and dream science experts at clinics and universities to build Aurora correctly the first time.
We've spent the last 4 years working with sleep and dream science experts at clinics and universities to build Aurora correctly the first time.

 

As we proudly ship the world's first smart lucid induction device we feel responsible for setting a high standard of scientific transparency. We remain fully committed to keeping Aurora's lucid dream induction results open and honest

Thank You!

If you haven't already, its not too late to preorder Aurora at the discounted price! But act now as Aurora wont stay at this price for long! 

As a reminder, Aurora has no financial equity investors and has been made possible thanks exclusively to people just like you. Our grassroots approach allowed us to remain 100% committed to all original campaign promises since the beginning and we are so grateful to you for this opportunity.

So please, take part in the action and order your Aurora now before the price goes up. And if you cant afford Aurora right now, thats ok! You can still help us by sharing this with your friends

To all of our dedicated backers, thank you, thank you, thank you!

We love delivering good news and the next update cant come soon enough! 

until then, sweet dreams!

The Aurora Team

Stay connected with Aurora on social media:

@SleepwithAurora on twitter
@SleepwithAurora on twitter

 

 

@SleepwithAurora on Facebook
@SleepwithAurora on Facebook