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Russia’s Rostec Reveals Anti-Insomnia Glasses for Soldiers

Russia’s Rostec State Corporation unveiled their anti-insomnia glasses at Russia’s International Military-Technical Forum Army-2021. Dubbed as the Blue Sky pro glasses, it is expected to be used on a large scale by the Russian military.

The Blue Sky pro glasses are intended as a preventative device for active service personnel to help them combat sleep disorders and restore balance in biorhythms.

Oleg Yevtushenko, Executive Director for Rostec, described the Blue Sky anti-insomnia glasses as “one of the latest civil developments” of the company. “[The] glasses will definitely be of interest for individuals suffering from insomnia or regularly challenged by the jet lag because of business trips. At the same time, they can also benefit servicemen, including pilots, helping them to recover more rapidly.”

General Director of Technodinamika Holding Igor Nasenkov also revealed that they plan to start large-scale production of at least 15 thousand units. As for the price, Nasenkov confirmed that it could range from 7,000 to 30,000 Russian rubles ($96-412).

The final price would depend on the material that they will use for the production stage.

How Rostec’s Blue Sky Pro Glasses Work

According to Rostec, the device is beneficial for people with insomnia. Those with a challenging work environment, an unusual routine, or who fly a lot — such as soldiers and service pilots — would be helped most.

Once fitted to the eyes with nose pads, the glasses emit a light spectrum to help the body recover its normal circadian rhythm. The light has a similar effect to sunlight from 06:00 to 10:00 am and 2:00 to 6:00 pm.

The device activates brain cells that trigger and maintain the circadian rhythm. With continued use, the user feels less drowsy in the morning and does not get sleepy until bedtime.

Use of the glasses is recommended for at least half an hour a day.

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