Users can set the device to vibrate, play a song or illuminate the LED notification light depending on the chosen level of sensitivity
Vigo records various parameters each time you blink, such as duration and eyelid closing and reopening time
The device looks like a simplified Bluetooth headset
Vigo is powered by a rechargeable lithium-polymer battery, which the company says lasts two to three days, depending on use
The app logs usage data and can display alertness patterns to giver users an idea as to when they are most alert
Vigo collects information on a user's blinks and body movements and alerts them to when they're becoming drowsy
The app displays information on alertness levels, allowing users to plan tasks that require full concentration for times when they're least likely to be feeling drowsy.
Vigo contains an ARM Cortex 16 MHz processor, Bluetooth 4.0 chip, infrared sensor, 6-axis accelerometer and gyroscope
When Vigo detects sleepiness, the device "nudges" the user, alerting them to their drowsy state and prompting them to re-focus
We've seen technology developed to monitor a driver's eyes for drowsiness, alerting them when their focus might be lapsing. The Vigo wearable energy gauge works on a similar principle, yet aims to expand this to other everyday tasks that are likely to induce those heavy eyelids.
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