NPT Lucid Dreamer
NPT Lucid Dreamer
Men, control your dreams using nocturnal penile tumescence (NPT). By far the simplest & most reliable method possible.
Men, control your dreams using nocturnal penile tumescence (NPT). By far the simplest & most reliable method possible. Read more
This phenomenon is called Nocturnal Penile Tumescence (NPT) and it's the basic principle behind the NPT Lucid Dreamer. We simply detect the erection (which means you're dreaming) and send an audio cue to trigger a lucid dream. It's that simple! All this time, we've been looking at the wrong place for detecting REM sleep, quite literally. It turns out that the most reliable possible indicator of REM sleep is right between our legs. And it's by far the easiest to detect!
The NPT Lucid Dreamer works by taking advantage of a simple biological response experienced by all men, every night, as long as they aren't affected by erectile dysfunction. The beauty is in its simplicity. Like they say, the simplest solutions are usually the best solutions. NPT for REM detection is no exception.
LUCID DREAMS ARE NOT THE SAME AS VIVID DREAMS!
It appears that many people are confusing lucid dreams with vivid dreams. We're hearing comments like "Why would I need this device if I only have bad dreams? Why would I want to make them even clearer?"
A lucid dream is a dream in which you are aware that you're dreaming, thus you can take control of it and do anything you want (fly, breathe under water, visit a deceased family member or friend, strap on a jet pack, etc). These dreams are extremely rare, and extremely exciting. Only 41% of the population claim to have experienced a lucid dream in their lifetime, but they usually remember it forever. The NPT Lucid Dreamer will enable you to experience lucid dreams regularly.
A vivid dream is just a dream that seems very real. We all get these. Nothing special.
- The NPT phenomenon is backed by medical science;
- It's by far the least invasive method possible. No clunky headband or mask on your head or over your eyes;
- It's the simplest and most reliable detection of REM sleep available, period. No brainwaves or other types of sensor-based data to analyze;
- Its simple form factor will make it inexpensive to manufacture, thus available to everybody. The price point and compact nature of the device will make it ideal for selling off the shelf.
- NPT Wikipedia Page
- Why Do Men Get Erections In The Morning?
- Electrical Impulses In Brain Increase Blood Flow To Penis In REM Sleep
- Another Article on NPT
- Study: REM-sleep deprevation leads to a Decrease of Nocturnal Penile Tumescence
Google search containing both "NPT" and "REM" (5,910,000 results)
We freelanced a quick prototype of the audio module to get us started. The removal of the wire represents the separating of the magnetic clips. Obviously, it won't be music playing, but a vocal alert telling you that you're dreaming.
Once the freelancer sent us the completed schematics, we were able to build our own prototype with our own audio file. And of course, we could finally test the magnetic clip we made.
Please note that the sample audio file was created for this demo. The one that will ship with the device will probably be a soothing female voice. We also plan on providing downloadable audio files on our website, in several languages.
- Assemble a working PCB prototype of the breadboard prototype (PCB layout is already finished)
- Test a rechargeable option using a lithium polymer (LiPo) battery. May or may not be implemented, depending on cost.
- Work with manufacturer to design an enclosure for the audio module
- Work with manufacturer to design the magnetic clip
- Order a test run
- Refine the test model further & fix any remaining issues
- Order the final production model
Risks and challenges
Because this project is nowhere as complicated as the few other lucid dreaming projects on Kickstarter, we don't expect any major delays or issues. Since we're basically ready for production, any challenges or delays at this point would most certainly be related to manufacturing.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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