As more and more hobbies and work become digitized, more people spend an increasing number of hours in front of screens daily. As a result, eyes are strained, resulting in dry, irritated eyes and blurry vision along with back and neck pain. To help, cool compresses are generally used to alleviate inflammation while warm compresses stimulate blood circulation instead. The Aurai incorporates both ideas and combines it with its unique Wave Massage System to offer an all-in-one solution perfect at the end of the day.
The Aurai might look like a pair of googles. but instead of a virtual reality experience, users experience a very real, very relaxing experience instead. Its water bag construction envelops the eyes in a soft bag that warms, cools, and massages the eyes with water circulation.
And by using a water bag design, it’s much more comfortable than other, usually more rigid designs. Weighing in just 19oz, Aurai is extremely portable so this comfort can be had anywhere. $149 gets interested backers an Aurai by September 2016 should its $50,000 Kickstarter goal be met by June 5th, 2016.
Putting anything powered close to one’s eye can raise the creep factor a bit. However, furiously switching between a hot and cold compress while massaging the temples is a perfectly fine to alleviate a long day’s stresses on the eye. The difference between this and other massagers on the market like Breo’s iSee310 are in the former’s reliance on water versus more mechanical methods of eye relaxation, something that has the potential to make all the difference in the end.