Just a few weeks ago we unleashed our basic lucid dreaming features into the hands of our public test group for the first time ever. Today we share the first lucid dreaming progress report and testimonials from these Early Access testers, as collected in the comfort of their own beds!
First In-Field Lucid Dreams Reported!
We are so proud to announce that we've received our first user reports of lucid dreams induced in the field thanks to Aurora's help. In a very short time we've received exciting and encouraging results as users have reported numerous successful lucid dreams.
We're focused on learning everything we can from our users in a short time so that when you open your Aurora box in a few months, you will have the best possible experience. To our knowledge, this is the first distributed experiment of its kind for any lucid dream induction technology. Be assured that as we grow, our momentum will continue to break down new barriers for the field!
With manufacturing still on schedule from our last timeline (Q1 '17, more in the next update), things are moving so quickly that sometimes we have to pinch ourselves to check our reality :)
Our testers are forever leaving their mark on the Aurora user experience by contributing valuable brainwave data and feedback. Our goal is to do everything in our power to give Aurora users complete control of their device and our seasoned testers are claiming that we've already built the most flexible and feature-rich lucid dreaming device on the market!
"During a dream (my first dream of the night I believe) I was roused by the lights, I kept still and within about 60 seconds felt my whole body vibrating very strongly. Knowing that this is the transition to the dream, I 'separated' from my body and began a lucid dream ... The Aurora worked, it did its job but something more important was now evident; The lucid dream was within the first 2 hours of me sleeping and as we know that the first rem period only lasts about 10 mins proves that the REM tracking is very accurate on Aurora! [..] The device is great and has already surpassed anything Ive used in the past by a clear mile"
- Early Access tester, United Kingdom.
"I did a reality check just to be sure I wasn't dreaming that the Aurora arrived, and if the reality check worked like it's supposed to (look at some words in your environment; look away; look at them again; if they are the same you're probably not dreaming), then I am awake and I'm really holding an Aurora in my hands. First impression: It's really really cool!!! Quite compact and simple design and reasonably light weight. I'm amazed that the three sensors are cloth! I put it on and it feels very comfortable. "
Early Access tester, VA, USA
We want to say a big thank our to our committed and valuable testers!!! We are continuing to receive new feedback, brain data and dream reports each day.. We couldn't be more excited to be here!
Borealis Software Update
We have condensed the first round of feedback into actionable upgrades to our user experience. We will be providing a software update with these upgrades to our users over the next week as our team plans the development roadmap over the 3-6 month period following product launch. The upcoming Borealis update includes improvements to:
- LED Dream Stim Controls
- Sleep Graph Plotting
- streamlined internal testing system (reduces update development time for future builds)
- Improved battery life
- Bug fixes
This is the first update we have provided to public testers. While it adds critical new content and features to the Aurora / Borealis experience, a primary goal for this update is to test the update process itself, as we are sure that after product launch we will continue to want to provide updates to users as we set new standards with our dream-enhancing neurotechnologies.
Moving Dream - Enhancement Forward
It only gets better from here. We've spent many years developing a flexible and comfortable platform in the Aurora Dreamband and our first round of public feedback has been extremely encouraging. We are working towards establishing scientific and rigorous controlled experiment to validate Aurora's success rate for lucid dream induction, as well as improving dream recall. We plan to include our users in these experiments and are moving our platform in that direction today.
We will continue to work with and grow our test group (more in the next update) to expand our understanding of externally-induced lucid dreams. In doing so we will continue to update our backers and expand our offering of neurotechnologies. Be prepared for some very exciting updates moving forward.
We cant say it enough... this has only been possible because of our committed backer community. 3 years ago we all came together with a common goal, and now thanks to people just like you who were inspired by our vision, this mutual dream has become a reality. Thank you!! If this update excites you, please share it and link to us on social media (below)! And remember its not too late to Preorder your Aurora Dreamband today!
We have even more exciting news about Aurora Dreamband mass production, packaging, certifications and mobile app progress on the way ... so stay tuned!
See you soon in the next update!
the iwinks team!