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Students of PES University, Bangalore have Innovated a Device that keeps drivers from dozing off during long trips. The ‘driver drowsiness detection’ system alerts driver through sound alerts and vibration to the steering wheel, prompting him to stay awake throughout the journey.

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How it works?

The device works through a face reading mechanism and has a camera attached to it, where a person’s eye movement and the number of yawns they take are monitored before sending alerts.

The cut-off time for a person to blink his eye is 1.5 seconds. If a driver has his eyes shut for more than that, alerts would be sent. The same happens even if he yawns more than 3 times.

Cost of the device

Comparing similar alert systems in the market, the device is less expensive and the cost is around INR 10,000. It’s a low cost product compared to other products available in the market today and is a much needed solution for those long yawn drives.

Future of the device

After necessary fields trials and validation, the Government, transporters and taxi, cabs can adopt it. The Auto industry especially the cars segment badly needs this as a standard feature.

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