Prophetic, a tech startup, aims to make lucid dreaming more accessible with a wearable device called the Halo. Lucid dreams, where individuals are partially conscious and can control aspects of their dreams, are considered meaningful and transformative experiences. Prophetic uses technologies like ultrasound and machine learning to detect when users are in REM sleep, inducing and stabilizing lucid dreams.
The company has partnered with the Donders Institute to generate a significant dataset of electroencephalogram (EEG) and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) observations of lucid dreamers. The Halo, slated for a 2025 release, uses transcranial focused ultrasound (TUS) to stimulate targeted neural activity and induce lucid dreams. Prophetic aims to contribute to the understanding of dreams and consciousness while addressing safety and privacy concerns.