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Google Glass App Prevents Dozing Off At The Wheel

Google Glass App Prevents Dozing Off At The Wheel
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DriveSafe sends audio and visual notifications if it detects that the wearer is falling asleep while driving.

Leah Gonzalez
  • 14 january 2014

There is a new Google Glass app that is designed to help keep drivers awake on the road.

DriveSafe provides visual and auditory notifications if it detects that the Google Glass user is falling asleep while driving.

To detect whether the user is falling asleep, the software uses an infrared light sensor to detect blinking and winking, and a tilt-angle sensor to monitor the orientation of the wearer’s head.

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To start the app the user gives the instruction, “OK Glass, keep me awake.” If it detects that the user is falling asleep, the app sends a notification that says, “ALERT, it appears you are falling asleep.” Users can look for the nearest rest area by tapping twice on the device.

DriveSafe is still in beta stage and even the creators have added a caution on their website, saying the device “is not yet guaranteed to stop you from falling asleep while driving and should not be relied on to do so.” The app is not yet available on the MyGlass store.

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DriveSafe

Source: PCWorld

Images: DriveSafe

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