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Posted by on Nov 23, 2012 in Curiosities |

Re-Timer: glasses that eliminate jetlag

Re-Timer: glasses that eliminate jetlag

The Re-Timer is a device that emits a soft green light to the eyes to reset the body’s internal clock, allowing combat jetlag, insomnia, improve care workers doing different shifts and counter the effects of winter and the lack of light in Nordic countries.

Thanks to 25 years of studies in the area of sleep, scientists from Flinders University have succeeded in developing a device that allows glasses and carried a special light emitting imitating the benefit of sunlight to stimulate the brain responsible for regulating our internal clock.

Developed in Australia, these glasses emit a green light on one of the most effective wavelengths to advance or delay the body clock and Re-Timer is the only device that can carry this type of emitting light. Creators also ensure that the therapy is safer by light, and in many cases more effective than drug therapy.

Professor Leon Lack, the head of the team that invented the device, explains how our body at these levels and act as glasses.

“The body clock or circadian rhythms influence the timing of our sleep patterns, alertness, performance and metabolism. The photoreceptors in our eyes detect sunlight, they send a signal to our brain to stay alert and awake and adjust our rates accordingly. These rates vary regularly over a 24-hour cycle. But this process is normally damaged or fault being indoors, traveling to different time zones, work irregular hours and lack of sunlight in winter months “

To advance our internal clock must use the Re-Timer 50 minutes after waking up, every day for three days. To delay it must do the same but before going to sleep. The device weighs 75 grams and is charged via USB. The battery lasts about 4 hours and the Re-Timer website have a calculator that tells you the best times to use depending on where you are traveling.

The Re-Timer is $ 258 and below you can see a video showing in action.

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