Wearable Tech World Feature Article
April 09, 2015

Advicy Drive Looks to Reduce Drowsy Driving Accidents

There is very little doubt that the wearable tech market is only getting bigger by the day. One recent report showed that one in five are planning on purchasing a wearable tech device in the next year. The biggest question for most people, is how to find a device that stands out among the crowd. Advicy Drive seems to have found one way to really separate itself from other wearable devices because it’s a safety app and wearable sensor, rather than another fitness or calorie tracking app that number so many these days.

Working together, the application and the sensor are able to detect when the driver is feeling drowsy. The two then keep the driver from drifting off when they are behind the wheel of a moving car. Advicy Drive creators seem to understand that one fifth of car accidents all over the world are caused by drivers that fall asleep while on the road.

The company has tried to come up with a wearable device that is unobtrusive and yet could actually save you and other drivers on the road. The application and device work by first wearing the bracelet while you are just relaxing in your favorite easy chair. You should feel comfortable actually starting to drift off while you are doing the initial set up, because the device is measuring your resting heart rate. Eventually the personal alert threshold is detected and recorded inside the application.

Once you have set the level, you should use the application and the device in the car every day. The heart rate and attention level is then monitored and compared in real time to your personal alert level. If the application and bracelet decides that you are drowsily driving, it will set off a noisy alarm that will get your attention and suggest pulling over to rest.

While the combination of application and device is not out on the market just yet, the creators launched a Kickstarter on April 1 that seems to be having some success so far.

Edited by Dominick Sorrentino

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