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Old 30th May 2009, 09:12   #1
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Given my penchant for long drives, I got a gift from a friend yesterday.
An Anti Sleep Driving Alarm Accessory -

Though I dont drive long distance at night (am off the roads by 6pm), thought it was quite quaint and cool. (Real life usefulness yet to be tested)

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You switch it on and put it behind your ear like a headset. If your head tilts (which usually happens when you nod off) it senses the level change and emits a shrill sound guaranteed to wake you up.

Quite a geeky device. The literature also claims you can use it while working late at night
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wow!Hope Sarkar Supplies this device to Truck Drivers at a subsidized rate.
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where do you get it -- i would like to order some for my team and my self who doze off after a heavy lunch
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LOL ! This is hilarious ..
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Hey you said that it was in the testing phase ,who's testing it??
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@harishnayak: System Testing phase on sofa successful while watching late night movies. My wife thought I was a freak sitting there with a contraption attached to my head.

User acceptance testing phase in car will have to wait till I do a 10 hr trip with it resting on my ear to gauge long distance comfort factor.

HVK would be the perfect candidate for stress test scenarios

@kpbhatt: I think it was procured from a shop in Crawford Market, Mumbai
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Hi Genesis, This looks great, Do you know how it works ?
what is the size and weight of these devices, from photo it looks quite big.
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genesis : If your head tilts (which usually happens when you nod off) it senses the level change and emits a shrill sound
Go back & visualize the doze-off sequence of events. Your concentration would have gone long before (atleast relavtively) you doze off. Much can & will happen when the concentration itself has dozed off, & even before your chin drops to your chest.
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And this is with the expectation that most road users (truck drivers included) would actually use that contraption to torture themselves. These truck drivers sometimes don't have a drivers side door on their trucks, they will not be running out to buy this anytime soon
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Hi Genesis, This looks great, Do you know how it works ?
what is the size and weight of these devices, from photo it looks quite big.
It is between the size of a bluetooth headset and a hearing aid. Quite small and light. Probably has a level sensor inside it and a alarm powered by a battery

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These truck drivers sometimes don't have a drivers side door on their trucks, they will not be running out to buy this anytime soon
Which is why deepclutch wants a subsidy from the govt! ;-) There is a new transportation minister in town if anyone wants to take a crack

I would not take this thingamagic very seriously. Good novelty value, practicality to be seen.
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The gadgets they come out with for simple human errors!!

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If your head tilts (which usually happens when you nod off) it senses the level change and emits a shrill sound guaranteed to wake you up.
Doesn't anyone else tilt their head in a fast corner? I do. Can't even imagine a shrill breaking my concentration
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I dont think I will ever buy this or advice anyone to buy this...specially to be used when driving.
If you are feeling sleepy...better to fall asleep for a couple of hours rather than for ever.

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This device is available a dime a dozen on ebay.
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Interesting stuff!!! But I wonder at the efficacy of being waken up by a shrill sound! I just hope that it does not shock one out of one's senses. The results could be catastrophic, specially when you a in a semi control state (drowsy) anyway!
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What assurance that the cops will not confuse this with a bluetooth headseat?
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