The newly developed smartwatch starts vibrating as the driver nods off during the journey. The ordinary looking watch features some sensors with the help of which it detects whether the user is awake. The gadget is to be launched soon and named as Spark Watch.
Sleeping while driving is really fatal. In fact, about 20% accidents result due to dosing off while driving. Now thanks to this new smartwatch, the motorway’s accidents can be avoided. The newly developed smartwatch starts vibrating as the driver nods off during the journey. The smartwatch can also help in keeping you alert during meetings. This ordinary looking watch features some sensors with the help of which it detects whether the user is awake. The gadget is to be launched soon and named as Spark Watch.
The watch is equipped with the motion detectors as well as with the vibrator that starts buzzing as the user nods off. The motion sensors in the watch sense the frequency and movement velocity of the user. The smartwatch has a specially designed algorithm that makes decision of vibration on the basis of sensed data. The vibration of the smartwatch is made harmless, persistent and continues until the user is completely awoken. The battery used in the watch is Li-Ion that lasts for 5-7 days with one time charging. A USB port is also provided with the watch to charge the battery
Besides the prevention of the road accidents, the gadget is also perfect for the students who doze during boring lectures and employees getting bored during long devastating meetings. Crowd Funding campaign has been started on the Kickstarter. According to the inventors, the main aim of the gadget is to avoid the fatigue and drowsiness to make the users more efficient. The watch monitors the conscious state of the users with the help of movement patterns. More than $21000 have been raised so far on kickstarter. The product is going to be launched in November this year with the price of $49.