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Wearing Rythm Dreem, the EEG-sensing sleep headbandDreem wants to be a metronome for your deep-sleep patterns, giving you better rest. We didn't sleep with one, but looked at a prototype of what's arriving later this year.
[MUSIC] Do I wanna sleep better? Sure, would I wear a giant EEG reading band on my head to trigger bone conduction noises that help me get better deep sleep? I don't know, Dreem's the first product by Rythm, a company aimed at creating neurological wearable's. Dreem is a headband with sensors. That can sense EEG or electroencephalogram activity in the brain. It measures electrical currents and it can tell what types of brain waves your brain is generating. And Rhythm claims a dream can send little signals in the form of noises via bone conduction that reset the flow of brain waves while sleeping just enough to keep deep sleep cycles longer. Do I know how this works? No, I have no idea. Dream is available for preorder now for $349 and there will be final working models later this year. The unit I tried very briefly was a hand-built prototype. It'll actually look like this mock up, padded and cleaner. Dream pairs with iOS or Android. It can sync your sleep tracking data And rhythm says dream can be used for more than just sleep. Think brain controlled AR and VR interfaces. I saw it was doing something, but I wasn't able to go to sleep with one. I'm looking forward sleeping with one soon when we get a review unit. I'm sure my wife will love that.