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Fujitsu - Wearable device to sense a driver's sleepiness

Fujitsu announced the development of a wearable device FUJITSU Vehicle ICT FEELythm to read signals of a driver's sleepiness by his pulse wave.

It's planned be released to the public sometime in March.

FUJITSU Vehicle ICT FEELythm is a device aimed at transport companies such as bus, truck and taxi companies. It consists of 2 devices: a wearable device to clip on the a driver's ear that measures his pulse wave and autonomic nerve activity, and a Bluetooth compliant receiver to analyze the data and warn him with voice or vibration.

By pairing up the receiver and an additional on-board device such as a digital tachograph system, an operations manager is able to know the situation of drivers in a real-time basis.

Fujitsu is also considering adding the same function for smartphone to act as the receiver.

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