thanks to Daniel's livestream this month, I've restarted a project form a couple of years ago that I would welcome some feedback and comments on.
It's essentially a single channel EEG machine that will look for the signature of REM while you sleep.
At the moment I have some prototype hardware, and I'm just working on the software to implement an algorithm that detects REM by looking at the content of Alpha waves.
To start with I just want to keep it simple as a way of showing when your REM periods are, and not to worry about going to the next stages of trying to make a "dream machine", because I think getting that first step right is more important.
The obvious next stage would be at least to be able to set an alarm to allow efficient timing of a WBTB.
The main device will obviously have to be some sort of headband, but I'm toying with whether initially it should be stand-alone, or connected to a phone, and how the interface would look.
I'd be interested to hear what people think.