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Stop Falling Asleep at the Wheel

From an article in Wired Magazine, UK, by Matt Burgess.

Car headrests are designed to provide comfort and help to keep you safe during a crash. In the future, they could help to keep you awake at the steering wheel.

An electroencephalogram (EEG), technology that records brain activity, has been built into headrests produced by Changhong Research Labs and Freer Logic.

Sensors within the experimental headrest are able to monitor, in real-time, when a person is paying attention and can send an alert. Demonstrated at CES 2017, the headrest was able to read brain activity while being six to eight inches away, without any contact.

"The headrest has sensors in it and in this case all we present is attention here," Peter Freer, the company's...

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