The wait is over! Our first wave of final production Aurora Dreambands and supporting software are being distributed to the next tier of kickstarter backers!!!
Last update, we promised our next wave would extend into our Developer's Apprentice tier. Since then, we've been collecting addresses from these tiers and higher (check your kickstarter messages)! Our team has hand-assembled the first wave of production-ready units for evaluation! It's an exciting time to be an Aurora Dreamband backer!
Aurora Dreamband Early Access Program
Targeting our Developer's Apprentice tier (and higher), this exclusive sneak peek is providing our most prized backers with unprecedented first access to our lucid dreaming features. As we graciously welcome our newest set of backers to the test group, we would like to remind you all that we couldn't have gotten here without your support!
Let's Get Dreaming!
As we prepare to launch the final product, we are focused largely on educating our users to get the most from their journey into lucidity and sleep hygiene and to live a healthy, mindful life.
Our next test group was hand-selected from the above tiers to help us evaluate our user program. Testers will receive a production-level sample device as well as early access to our revolutionary software packages.
Product Spotlight: Borealis
Users are currently able to interact with Aurora Dreamband in 2 ways: via our mobile app Aurora and with our desktop/cloud platform Borealis.
Over a year in the making, Borealis is about to revolutionize the way the world experiences lucid dream induction technology. A streamlined application connecting all Aurora Dreamband devices, Borealis powers our Crowd Research Platform and allows dreamers to test different types of lucid dreaming stimuli!
Over the past few years as we've been developing Aurora, we've been so fortunate to be the first to explore the effects of our safe lucid dream induction technology. We've learned so much about the effectiveness of the technology and are dedicated to the educational aspect of this very advanced practice.
What has kept us motivated all this time is not how much we've learned but what is still left to learn about lucid dreaming and REM sleep in general.
Out of all the stages of sleep, scientists claim to least understand the function and evolutionary advantage of REM sleep, as compared to the other ("non-REM") sleep stages. We hope to leverage our community's Aurora Dreamband data to inform our scientific understanding of sleep while we help you along your quest towards lucidity and fulfilling your personal sleep health goals. Towards that end, Borealis users will be able to upload their sessions for further analysis and opt-in to distributed scientific experiments!
All thanks to your support!
We are prioritizing upper-tier kickstarter backers for the Early Access Program though we are considering applications from preorder customers as well. If you have preordered and are interested in Early Access, please message us either on kickstarter, facebook or send us an email to email@example.com with a note explaining why you think you would be a great candidate for the Early Access Program!
If you were not in one of the upper kickstarter tiers for our campaign or preordered through our webstore then you're probably thinking, "When can I expect to receive my unit?"
Given our tremendous progress with manufacturing, we've been able to update our distribution schedule. The below schedule is based off of the latest information and lead times from our factories. We will continue to update the public on production as we continue to complete our upcoming device fulfillment goals.
I) Prototype Development & Testing
(2014/2015 - completed!)
Aurora's core intelligence and powerful wireless capabilities are expertly crafted into a small circuit board. A custom housing and light dispersion mechanism is designed over 5 design iterations with dozens of headband designs converging on our final device form-factor: a comfy headband with powerful sensors perfect for sleep.
Borealis app development begins
II) Beta Testing
(January 2016 - completed!)
This was our first phase of public testing and was critical in helping us prepare Aurora Dreamband for the general public. Thanks to our team of beta testers, we collected lots of data, refined our algorithms, and squashed dozens of bugs. Beta testing is now over - thank you to our beta testers!
iOS app development begins
Early Beta units distributed
III) Early Access Program
(In Progress! - September 2016)
These lucky users will be the first to fully experience Aurora Dreamband's lucid dreaming capabilities. These devices provide all the functionality of the final device without the final aesthetics or packaging. The fun begins!
iOS app internal testing continues.
Borealis app public testing begins
(Estimated Q4 2016)
Devices shipped in this phase will closely resemble the final product in both aesthetics and functionality. The fun is ramping up!
iOS app public testing begins.
Android App development begins.
Device Safety Certification is completed.
V) Aurora Dreamband Launch!
(Estimated Q1/2 2017)
Full packaging, polished devices, and apps supporting the revolutionary Aurora Dreamband official release! The real fun begins - we engage our incredible development and research communities on our API and SDK documentation which will carry Aurora into the future.
iOS app released to public
Borealis app released to public
Android app public release
-the iWinks team
Our website is in a transitional state, please bear with us as we prioritize final production over appearances!