SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Mar 3, 2016) - Rythm, a neurotechnology company that merges neuroscience with advanced technology to enhance human potential, formally launches today. The company brings together the world's foremost experts in engineering, design and neuroscience to build solutions that will improve everyday human experience.
Rythm's first product, Dreem, is an active wearable designed to improve the quality of sleep. Sign-ups for early access to the device begin today. For more information or to sign up for the Dreem First program, visit Rythm.co or Dreem.com.
Introducing Rythm Dreem
Rythm Dreem is a breakthrough in wearable technology that improves deep sleep quality through a proprietary hardware and software solution. By actively influencing user behavior, the device goes beyond typical wearables that only monitor and report physical activity, making it the world's first active wearable. Dreem brings numerous sensors including electroencephalogram (EEG) to monitor and analyze brain electrical activity in real time -- that until now have typically been available in sleep labs -- to consumers for the first time.
The Dreem hardware is a headband that uses proprietary sensors to monitor brain waves in a way that is precise, comfortable and safe. This hardware, in tandem with Rythm's sophisticated algorithms and mobile app, tracks and analyzes brainwaves during sleep in real-time. When sleepers exhibit brain activity indicating they are in deep sleep, the headband stimulates sound to keep the user in deep sleep for an extended period. Deep sleep, also known as slow-wave sleep, is a specific sleep stage that has shown to improve both cognitive and physical performance throughout the day.
"The future belongs to those who can apply and learn from the human brain," said CEO and co-founder Hugo Mercier. "It's one of the most intricate systems on the planet and yet we are only beginning to understand how it functions on a deeper level -- but as we learn more, we'll unlock new possibilities and products that can help us tackle some of the biggest problems we have today."
We spend a third of our lives sleeping, yet most people still know relatively little about sleep and its implications for our bodies. Studies have shown that deep sleep is when important functions such as memory consolidation, cellular regeneration and growth hormone release occur. Further research reveals that "pink noise" can be used to prolong deep sleep, but until now, consumer products have only monitored sleep stages, not extended them.
Dreem was designed for maximum impact, with each headband including the following capabilities:
- Sleek, lightweight headband that is the world's first "active" wearable -- the device uses sound that is synchronized to your sleep to increase your quality of sleep. Goes way past merely tracking your activity.
- Embedded electronics include advanced sensors that allow all sleep activity, including monitoring, tracking and influence to be housed within the device.
- The World's Best Alarm Clock: Dreem allows users to input their desired wake time, and wakes users at their optimal sleep stage closest to that time, avoiding the grogginess that comes with being jarred awake during an unsuitable stage.
- Simple and intuitive app that lets users view sleep brainwaves in real time as well as track sleep history over time.
- Bone conduction technology that transmits non-invasive sound without ear plugs; gently stimulating the brain to stay in deep sleep.
- Wireless design for comfort, convenience and ease of use.
Dreem represents the first wave of innovation from Rythm and a glimpse at the significant potential in the neurotechnology space beyond sleep. Dreem will be available later this year for $349.00 at Rythm.co. The Dreem app is supported on both iOS and Android devices.
Rythm is a leading neurotechnology company. Bringing together the world's foremost experts in hardware, software and neuroscience, Rythm builds consumer technology that stimulates brain function to enhance performance. The initial product, Dreem, is the first active wearable device to increase sleep quality and will launch in 2016. Based in Paris and San Francisco, Rythm has raised substantial funding from investors, awards and government grants to support a world-class team of 45 people. For more information, visit rythm.co.