This is Your Wake Up Call

Researchers at the Canterbury District Health Board are developing an alertness monitor for drivers, in the hope of preventing fatigue-related accidents. With the help of Canterbury University’s Canterprise Ltd, the group hopes to have the device ready for commercial release by 2006. “It has colossal potential,” says study co-author Richard Jones. “A system which could monitor a person and detect lapses of consciousness would be of considerable value in helping to prevent serious accidents.”

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