The latest innovation in road safety: STOPSLEEP!
April 21 2017, Marie-Andrée Boisvert
With technological advances, more and more gadgets are appearing to improve safety in the car. The latest innovation that’s making a lot of noise on social networks is STOPSLEEP, an electronic detector that alerts the driver in case of fatigue.
Sold for about $189.00 U.S., STOPSLEEP is a type of anti-sleep and anti-drowsiness alarm that can potentially save lives. Worn on your finger, STOPSLEEP has an innovative electronic position sensor that alerts the driver up to 5 minutes before the first signs of drowsiness appear.
STOPSLEEP may well be the gadget to have on long car trips, if you’re sleep-deprived or for truck drivers, for example. What’s noteworthy is that STOPSLEEP measures real-time levels of driver vigilance and concentration using eight integrated skin sensors that monitor electrodermal activity. At the slightest sign of loss of concentration, the driver is alerted before entering the dangerous phase of microsleep.
With our neighbours to the south, the number of accidents involving drivers who have fallen asleep at the wheel is significant. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that nearly 100,000 accidents each year result from tired drivers. Last year driver fatigue caused some 1,550 deaths and 71,000 injuries in the United States.
Here, too, in Quebec, the Sûreté du Québec reminds us that driver fatigue is a serious problem that causes accidents each year. We urge you to keep your loved ones safe and share this article with the people around you for whom STOPSLEEP could be an essential gadget they truly need!