February 24, 2009
Dream Recorder — 'The most unconventional experience you'll ever have with your Mac'
Speak for yourself.
Ever wonder what goes on while the lights are out?
You say you wonder what goes on when they're on?
You're in the wrong place, friend.
But I digress.
From the website:
Dream Recorder is a sleep monitoring system detecting body motions with professional-grade vision processing for iSight cameras. Dream Recorder transforms your iSight, a camcorder or any webcam into a long pause/night vision camera. The light source is the screen backlight. It gently switches on and off, so you won't even notice it. Dream Recorder also has an infrared mode.
Dream Recorder is equipped with a statistics section keeping records, night after night, of many parameters.
The user interface has been designed for sleepy users. Therefore, all features are easily accessible from the main screen. Colors are dark on purpose. All panels and buttons have a smooth appearance, with light but distinct sounds. Minimal clicking as a rule.
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I just read too much sci-fi but I so wish something like this actually did record my dreams, and I could watch some of them the next day.
Posted by: Randee | Feb 24, 2009 11:57:59 PM
That is really cool. I wonder if it could be used instead of a sleep study to determine sleep apnea. I am told the sleep study is expensive, and a royal pain to do, and often not covered by insurance! I bet a person could get at least a good idea of whether or not sleep apnea is going on. It wouldn't detect oxygen levels and whatever else they test for but at least it would give some idea of the kind of sleep going on- that would help, I think. If this software shows a person is only getting into light phases of sleep alternating with near-wakefulness, well, they can think to themselves- hmmm, overweight- snore like a chainsaw- yep, yep- and they could get themselves a CPAP machine on Ebay or Freecycle or Craigslist. And only pay what, $60 or so for the software? That doesn't sound bad at all to me.
Posted by: Lilorfnannie | Feb 24, 2009 11:49:29 PM
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