Unfortunately, we have all been there. You open every window, blast the AC and turn up the radio in the hopes of keeping away those extra-long blinks while on the road. Turns out, none of these tactics are really effective enough to keep you driving safely while drowsy. The fact is driving while tired kills hundreds of motorists each year. This is why the folks over at Creative Mode created Steer. The new wearable is aimed at keeping motorists vibrant and focused at the wheel. Currently being funded on Kickstarter, this wearable could be the first of its kind to save your life.
Steer helps curb micro-sleep. Just strap it on to verify resting heart rate, then wear it while driving to determine potentially harmful changes. If your pulse decreases by ten units, for instance, the arm band sends out a strong vibration and shines a yellow light. Drop another three units, and you’ll receive a “gentle” electric shock. The stimulation, according to Creative Mode, boosts neurotransmitters and decreases the “sleeping hormone” melatonin. The creators of Steer claim that “These changes will make you feel fresher and less drowsy and will return your heart rate to normal”
Steer promises to be a safer, more effective, and more reliable remedy than traditional quick fixes such as energy drinks, coffee, loud music, or smoking. Steer is made from durable and hypoallergenic plastic and has “no negative effect on your health.”
At any sign of drowsiness, Steer will warn you with vibration and gentle electric impulse, so you do not fall asleep while driving
With just 3 days left in its campaign, you can still pre-order the bracelet now for an early-bird price of $116. You can even snag extra one for friends or family with the twin pack for $231, trio pack $349, or four-device family pack for $444). Production is expected in September and October, ahead of a November shipping date.