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Sunglasses that provide a drowsiness warning

British research suggests that falling asleep at the wheel accounts for as many as one in ten crashes on Britain's roads, and sleep-related vehicle accidents are more likely to result in serious injury than 'average' road accidents as a sleeping driver does not react before a crash.The ergonomically designed Optalert sunglasses feature built-in micro-electronic sensors, which continuously monitor user alertness to provide early warning of drowsiness. Besides its value for drivers, Optalert is useful in industry where fatigue and drowsiness may cause injury.

Designed by
Outerspace Design Team - Australia