REM view dream machine, 2002.
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The REM view uses eyelid movement sensors to detect REM (rapid eye movement) during sleep - an indication that dreaming is taking place. This device was developed to better understand sleep disorders such as sleep apnea, insomnia, and narcolepsy. The REM view is also sensitive to lapses in vigilance during waking and has been used to monitor machine operators, pilots and drivers. The dream machine was exhibited at the Dream Lab exhibition in the Antenna Gallery, part of the Wellcome wing at the Science Museum, London.