The Yumemi Kobo, or “Dream Workshop”, claims to allow people to control their dreams.
It uses sight, sound and scent to bombard the sleeper with subliminal messages when they are most receptive.
Initial tests by makers Takara (who also made the Bowlingual) showed a 22% success rate.
In Japan, it currently retails for 14,800 yen (75 pounds), and an English language version was set for release outside Japan in early 2005.
- ‘Making Dreams To Order’ (Reuters)
- Yumemi Kobo (Dream Machine)
- ‘Japan invents the gadget of your dreams’ (BBC News)