STEER - bracelet, preventing drivers falling asleep at the wheel

Every year on the roads occur more than 300 000 accidents, which is the main cause of driver fatigue at the wheel. Approximately 25% of cases the driver simply falls asleep, which leads to very tragic consequences. In the year due to sleep at the wheel killed more than 30 000 people. That is why the Latvian company Creative Mode has decided to implement the project bracelet STEER, threw him on the crowdfunding-platform Kickstarter. This little device will allow drivers in the event of fatigue does not fall asleep and to protect their lives and the lives of others from the threat of accident.

STEER - bracelet, preventing drivers falling asleep at the wheel

The bracelet is equipped with sixteen sensors that are monitoring the heartbeat and the electrical conductivity of the skin of the driver in real time. Similar sensors are used in printing. Once the device deems that driver fatigue has reached a threatening level of his life, will give the bracelet in his hand a small electric shock. Discharge will be enough to wake the man and several of his cheer. After the electric shock levels of serotonin, norepinephrine, and cortisol levels in the body are increased and the level of sleep of the hormone melatonin, on the contrary, reduced. bracelet developers for a long time to explore the different ways in which drivers use to avoid sleeping at the wheel. The most popular are the coffee, energy, loud music or smoking. But most of these methods are not that good for the body, and does not give 100% certainty that the fatigue is still not prevail. Bracelet STEER much more effective than all of the above. This device will be tirelessly to monitor the state of the driver of the body and protect it from danger. One battery charge will last for 2 weeks of use.

The device has already collected the necessary sum on Kickstarter and should go on sale in November this year. bracelet cost crowdfunding portal users is $ 99. In the autumn, the price will rise to $ 199.