Fatigue Detection Techniques.

Fatigue detection has becoming a very important issue in recent days, thanks to many road crashes caused by exhausted drivers. Previously, society was worried more about drunk drivers causing deaths on our roads. Now we have a new threat that should make all of us worried.

Globally, the threat posed by drowsiness-induced accidents is on the upward mend. While road safety messages admonish against drunken driving, people are almost oblivious of the need to disseminate similar messages against drivers who doze off while driving. It is time for people to focus on exhaustion as a major cause of road crashes.

Why fatigue detection?

There is no driver who sits behind the wheel with the intention of causing death, unless one is suicidal or is on a sinister revenge mission. Whether one says it loudly or decides to mumble a prayer, we all want to reach our destinations safely. In this regard, most accidents are unintentional.

Despite this, whether we bring death and injury through planned or inadvertent action, the devastating effect cannot be reversed. It is important, therefore, to find out how we can stop road crashes from happening in the first place. To this end, we need to establish methods of detecting drowsiness and dealing with it before driving.

Common methods of sensing drowsiness

The most fundamental way of knowing whether you are about to sleep while driving is to understand your body. Your sleeping habits and patterns have been with you since you were born and you know yourself better than anybody else. It is important that you learn to respect the signals in your body, when the little voice says, “stop and sleep”.

Fatigue detection also involves watching your behavior keenly while driving. If your eyes begin to feel tired and to strain to look ahead, you are exhausted and you need to stop driving. There is no way you can continue to drive when you cannot see ahead. Your eyes cannot lie.

When you feel sleepy, your body tends to be lethargic. You feel like not doing anything that requires a lot of energy to execute. Your grip on the steering wheel begins to weaken. You drive erratically. Suddenly, you hear loud honks as other drivers, behind and in front of you, warn you of impending danger. It is time to park and get a nap.

An even better technique

Fatigue detection has now gone a notch higher. While the methods we have cited can help you to come to your senses, they may come too late to make a difference. That is why you need a more effective tool; a gadget that is guaranteed to give you the most accurate signal that you are about to sleep, even before your mind and eyes realize it.

SleepStop anti-sleep alarm is designed to be worn on two fingers. It has a powerful vibrator and signal. When this device detects sleep in your system through your skin, it alerts you. This gives you ample time to take remedial action like parking your car and catching some sleep. Fatigue detection is essential for safe driving and this alarm makes your work easier.