- “The right and freedom to control one’s own consciousness and electrochemical thought processes is the necessary substrate for just about every other freedom” Sententia, 2004. Discover the Dreem Manifesto now!
Neurotechnology is stepping out of the labs and getting into the hands of the customer. Monitoring and understanding of brain data that gradually unlock the human brain are not limited to fundamental research anymore. Aside from medical facilities and clinics, EEG-Based brain-computer interfaces are being increasingly used as wearable accessories, taking part in a number of everyday activities ranging from entertainment to health applications.
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At Dreem, we envision that advanced technology can help us push the boundaries in how we understand our brain to improve and act on our everyday performance, deliver better health, and enhance our quality of life. As technology continues to progress at an exceptional rate, many companies are pushing for neurotechnology based advancements without evaluating the challenges that will be poised from an ethical and human rights standpoint.
We think otherwise. We believe that sustainable and healthy neurotechnology based on a strong ethical foundation will result in balanced and steadfast human progress
This is our manifesto, the guidelines were set to protect your health and privacy.
Right to cognitive liberty
We believe in choice and self-determination. You have the right to use emerging neuro devices or to refuse to do so. And in the latter, you should be protected from any coercive or unconsented use of such technologies. With Dreem, there’s no hidden feature, no backdoor. And there will never be. What you want is what you get. You’re free to change your mind and can opt out of any feature at any time, through the App or just by tapping lightly on the headband.
Right to data privacy
The modern digital ecosystem can prove threatening to informational privacy thanks to websites cookies, data-mining activities etc. We believe you have a right to be protected from any invasion of your privacy. That’s why, in addition to state-of-the-art encryption and security protocols, we make a point of never selling your data, either raw or processed, to third parties. In our book, this right should be absolute. Whatever the circumstances, the disclosure of your data will not be accepted.
The only way we use your data is the following:
- Improvement. We work with pseudonymized data to adapt the product to your sleep specificity and make sure you benefit from the best personalized experience.
- Research. Our research team analyzes and publishes data averaged over the population of our customers.
- Support. To answer customers questions, the support team have the only access to the correspondence grid between anonymous data and device number.
- Right to mental integrity
Malicious use of neurotechnology devices could potentially have an impact on people’s neural computation, influencing their behavior and habits. That won’t happen with us. Not only we will never input subliminal information in user’s brain, but we’re making sure no one else will gain malicious access to the headband. No subliminal sales prompt during the night, no unwanted strengthening or weakening of the memory, and no unexpected interference with key physiological aspects of your body.
We’re committed to defending these rights and are working along innovative ways to achieve those goals. We’ve co-created Morpheo, a highly secured and incorruptible digital platform we’re using for our research activities. Based on the blockchain technology, it ensures the ownership, safety, and transparency of the treatment of the whole data and algorithms.
At Dreem, we’re pioneers of the neurotechnology revolution but deeply rooted in fundamental research. We know that trusting someone with health data is tricky. We want you to know that, with us, your fundamental health and neuro-rights will always be guaranteed.
Sententia W. Neuroethical considerations: cognitive liberty and converging technologies for improving human cognition. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2004, 1013(1):221–8.
This manifesto was inspired by Ienca M. and Andorno R. Towards new human rights in the age of neuroscience and neurotechnology, Life Sci Soc Policy2017, 13:5.