We designed NightWare with a purpose -- to eliminate traumatic nightmares in patients with PTSD. As the name states, these are physiologically-intense nightmares that cause decreased quality of sleep. Patients with traumatic nightmares may experience awakening, shaking, accelerated heart-rate, and even physical injury. We abate such nightmares by pinpointing the start of a user's traumatic nightmare and providing carefully-managed vibrations of selected intensities to the user's watch after a 6-10 day learning period. The app wakes the sleeper out of their nightmare without waking them up.
As much as we want to provide NightWare to users immediately, we must finish our clinical trial to ensure general safety. Our clinical trial partner will soon be submitting the NightWare clinical trial plan with a veteran population who has PTSD to their Internal Review Board to begin our study. We have spent a great deal of time and energy touring different competitions, fortunately winning MobCon, to raise money for initial development, but our initial capital has been spent on just that -- development. We need your help to raise funds that will allow us to pass our final hurdle to release, a successful clinical trial.
Breakdown of Costs
For the trial, 100% of funds will go towards the clinical trial; nothing will go towards development of the application or a paycheck we are not charging for NightWare, but we must purchase all necessary watches for the trial which cost us $250 apiece (+tax). This means that 20 watches with free shipping will run us $5,200. The remaining $1300 is necessary to pay participants in the trial, as it ensures return of the watches. This will allow us to put our best foot forward in finishing our clinical trial in a single attempt.
We're truly asking for what we need.
Help us out!
Our backer reward-tiers provide the opportunity to provide NightWare (and pre-loaded watches!) to veterans, yourselves, and loved ones at the conclusion of the clinical trial. Please consider donating if able, but most-of-all, please spread the word.
Please help us keep NightWare alive; we've been working hard over the last 20 months to deliver our product to the wrists of all who need it. If you have any questions or concerns, please email all questions to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to answer them.
Risks and challenges
As with any clinical study, there is always a chance that we will experience an unforeseen result or change in clinical funding that could cause delays to the study.
Once clinical trials are completed, we will be able to distribute NightWare at full scale to all past and present Kickstarter backers (as a pre-release).
If, for any reason, NightWare fails to reach our necessary criteria for launch, we will make NightWare available for open-source download throughout the United States.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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