Device evaluates energy levels to gently nudge wearers awake.

Sometimes coffee just doesn't cut it. To stay awake for long periods of time it might be useful to have a device like Vigo, a wearable gadget that quantifies your alertness. It nudges you when you’re dozing off, and gives you recommendations about when to take smarter breaks. It looks like a Bluetooth headset, and uses a built-in infrared sensor and accelerometer to monitor your level of alertness by tracking your blinks and body movement.

Vigo tracks over 20 parameters in your blinks and watches how these variables change. This information, combined with data about your activity and head motion, allows Vigo to quantify your mental energy. You can also control how the device “nudges” you, whether you prefer a soft pulsing vibration, a discreet notification LED or an adrenaline-inducing song to get you back on track.

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