Category: Hardware


Sleep and Consciousness Research Graph
Hi,
I have been able to do a big LD this night, I’m more than happy 🙂
So, the LD start around 6h30 (DILD) but I’ve getting notification that elevate somehow my mind. 

I have done a big WBTB because I’m starting to thinking etc.
So all combined make me doing an LD

After the LD, I use my phone as recorder but finally I going out from bed 🙂

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Another short LD (10 seconds) 30 minutes after the last one (6h00), in between, I didn’t get much REM but getting LD after 2 minutes of Dream with EOG Video Data

 

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Sleep and Consciousness Research Graph
Another short LD (10 seconds) 30 minutes after the last one (6h00), in between, I didn’t get much REM but getting LD after 2 minutes of DreamDownload entry as Lucid Scribe Data (LSD) 

Sleep and Consciousness Research Graph
10 minutes ago, I have a notification (vibration) and I’m not sure I have listen it or I didn’t remember and getting a DILD for 1 minute.But often with me, LD is very short. 

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2022-01-25 – LucidDream

Sleep and Consciousness Research Graph
Getting a Lucid Dream but as soon as I hear a vibration (notification) I was ejected from it.

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test with lucid scribe 1.5.5
Thanks to the latest updates, the errors that happen to me are gone. Now REM detection is achieved without a problem, thank you very much for your great work Michael.
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I added a new channel that shows when the vREM channel is disabled because large movements have been detected. The minimum and maximum values that define eye movements are now also configurable.

Captured a good REM session starting at 0545.

And here the Toss threshold was reached from eye brow movements during a dream. An extra configuration for the amount of movements above the toss threshold within a timeframe could fix that. 

I used the following settings and had only one false positive while settling down to sleep:

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2019-02-20 – Face Recon

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The INSPEC can now look for faces and only looks for eye movements within the area of a face, nuking a whole host of false positives from sleep artifacts like breathing. Sleep talking still gets past it – too shy to post a clip of that, but I figure if you are sleep talking there is a good chance you are dreaming and the inhibition of motor neurons from REM atonia just isn’t working around the mouth muscles.

The video above shows some eye movements at 4 am with the algorithm looking for a face multiple times a second. In order for the facial algorithm to work, I have to bend the “neck” of the device so it can see my face in portrait mode. The flexible tripod works perfectly for that.
I sometimes feel guilty about how hard the INSPEC has to work all night, but I am making it in hope of spreading lucidity, so at least it is for a worthy cause.

2019-01-25 – Human Perspective

I added some more configuration options to the settings and the algorithm still worked! It picked up the eye movements when I was lying on my back with my head tilted slightly.

The device doesn’t have a clock when it is unplugged, so the date can now be configured if you want kind-of accurate timestamps on the files. It hovers on an insect-like tripod so the camera angle can now be controlled much better.

This recording better illustrates what the bitmaps look like that are saved to the SD card when eye-movement patterns are detected. Larger movements, especially in the mornings when there is some light from the rest of the spectrum still produce the deep-dream like images.

2019-01-16 – Deep Dream

I want to believe I almost have the perfect version of the halovision device. Down to the size of a matchbox; no screen – only a night-vision camera, infrared LEDs and a processor powerful enough to run the latest machine vision algorithms at a decent rate. It records short GIFs along with BMP stills to a SD card and triggers bright LEDs when eye-movement patterns are detected after a long enough still phase. I don’t think I can make the GIFs as high-res as these “research” grade ones, I’m afraid, but good enough to see what it was detecting to help get into position. Woo hoo!