Bitbanger Labs in Brooklyn has created a unique eye mask that is said to help trigger lucid dreaming, or the ability to control yourself and your surroundings as you dream. Named Remee (REM Enhancing Eye Mask) the specialized eye mask is equipped with a microcontroller that waits until you are at the peak of rapid eye movement (REM) sleep and flashes a series of six customizable LED light patterns. While the light flashes are not bright enough to wake you up, they are said to appear as visual anomalies as you sleep, helping you recognize that you are dreaming and subsequently trigger lucidity. Remee’s performance is fully customizable and may be adjusted by juxtaposing its built-in light sensors with your computer screen while you set the proper configurations at the Remee official website.
Launched in Kickstarter, the project has since breezed through its pledge goal of USD 35,000 with current pledges hitting USD 572,891 as of today. For more about Remee, check Bitbanger Labs’ introductory video below: