How to: start a protocol with subjects

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Several methods are possible to launch your protocol, we present two of them here:

  • With the Dreem app
  • Without the Dreem app

With the Dreem app

Here are the essential steps to ensure the success of your protocol.

1. Make sure you are familiar with the headband, the location of the sensors, the accessories in the box as well as good positioning practices. Do not hesitate to refer to our article Positioning the headband

2. Before sending the banner to your subjects, make sure they have installed the Dreem application and that they have their credentials to connect to the application. To learn more about creating supervised accounts, please follow this article

3. Check that your subjects have a wifi network at home. It is thanks to the wifi connection that you can retrieve raw data on the viewer daily. If they do not have a wifi network, you can still connect the band to your wifi and retrieve all the night data in one go (the band has an autonomy of about 8 nights)

4. Support your subjects on:

  • the positioning of the headband. Signal is king! Do not hesitate to take stock with them the day after the first night to make adjustments if necessary
  • charging the headband. It is imperative to plug in the headband daily. The charging time is approximately 3 to 4 hours.
  • start a night using the app and one night stop. For more information, please see start a night and stop a night

5. Make sure that your subjects plug their headband into a wall outlet after each night, this is how the wifi is activated on the headband and that the data is transmitted to the viewer.

Note that subjects can also access their sleep data from the Dreem app each morning.

Without the Dreem app

By choosing not to use the Dreem app, your subjects will need to use the touchpad. Let's see the successive steps to ensure the success of your protocol.

1. Make sure you are familiar with the headband, the location of the sensors, the accessories in the box as well as good positioning practices. Do not hesitate to refer to our article Positioning the headband.

2. Before the subject arrives, do the following:

  • Launch the dreem app and sign in using subject credentials. To learn more about creating supervised accounts, please follow this article
  • Configure the wifi of your place of research. The network should not be a connection portal, but a wifi with WEP or WPA password.
  • start a night using the app and one night stop. For more information, please see start a night and stop a night

3. The headband is ready to use without application. You can give the headband to your subject. Help him position the headband and start the headband on the touchpad. Do not hesitate to take stock with the subjects the day after the first night to make adjustments if necessary

4. Once the protocol is complete, retrieve the headband, plug it into a wall outlet at the place of research so that the wifi can be activated on the headband and the nights upload on the viewer.

Important: Before giving the band to another patient, remember to log out of the application, then log in using the other subject's credentials.

How to “Forget” the previous headband

This step is only to be performed if a headband had previously been paired with the account. You must then perform the following operation in order to "forget" the banner previously paired to the account:

  • Access the headband menu at the bottom of the application, then tap on the banner image at the top right.
  • Press "settings" at the bottom of the application, then "headband settings".
  • Press "forget the headband". Exit the application

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