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#1 07-07-12 17:25:52

Sdrive
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Driver Anti Sleep Alarm?

Driver Anti Sleep Alarm. Now this is another new gadget I have seen. Few of my friends told me about it couple of months ago. haven't bought it yet. Let me know if you have used it and will be great to have a review.

Apparently one can wear it around the ear and it will alert them if they nod-off on the wheel. I have read a bit on site driverantisleepalarm.co .uk it says it has both beep and vibrate.

Anyone used it yet? Any real ppl review!

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#2 07-07-12 17:44:11

VandADI
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From: Coulsdon, Surrey
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Re: Driver Anti Sleep Alarm?

Not sure I would agree that this would be a good way to promote "safe driving for life". This product will just encourage people to drive whilst tired in the hope that if they do nod off the unit will wake them up.
Prevention is better than cure and avoid driver fatigue in the first instance!

The website you have posted includes links to ROSPA.  This is cut and pasted from their DRIVER FATIGUE AND ROAD ACCIDENTS
A LITERATURE REVIEW and POSITION PAPER

9 IN-VEHICLE TECHNOLOGY
9.1 Devices to detect when drivers are falling asleep and to provide warnings to
alert them of the risk, or even to control the vehicle’s movement, have been
the subject to much research and development. Some are designed to
monitor the driver and detect changes in, for example, blink rates or head
position. Others detect changes in vehicle movement, such as drifting out-of lane.
However, there are concerns about the reliability of such devices and
that drivers may rely on them to warn them when the situation becomes
particularly dangerous rather than consider and plan when they should take
rest breaks. It has been shown that drivers are normally well aware that they
are sleepy, so why is a device necessary to tell them so?
9.2 An analysis of collision warning devices found that a system which only
alerted a driver to a potential accident due to an unintentional lane change or
roadway departure was not likely to be cost effective. However, a system
which could also warn of potentially hazardous situations when other
manoeuvres were being made could be very beneficial

Can I ask why do you want to buy one?

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#3 07-07-12 22:16:34

Zipper
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From: Darwin, Northern Territory Aus
Registered: 20-08-04
Posts: 2,695
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Re: Driver Anti Sleep Alarm?

VandADI wrote:

Not sure I would agree that this would be a good way to promote "safe driving for life". This product will just encourage people to drive whilst tired in the hope that if they do nod off the unit will wake them up.
Prevention is better than cure and avoid driver fatigue in the first instance! ...

Spot on.

People who nod while driving often think "nearly fell asleep then" when in fact they had an episode of microsleep, which has been identified as the cause of many serious transport crashes.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsleep.
Drivers having microsleep episodes should stop driving, not rely on artificial stimulators to wake them AFTER they've fallen asleep.

I Discuss fatigue and microsleep during my classroom theory sessions.


Zipper ("G'Day Mate!")
I'm not 65! I'm only $59.95+tax
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#4 08-07-12 18:16:20

kinghamssom
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From: Bournemouth Dorset
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Re: Driver Anti Sleep Alarm?

I agree with VandADI with the comment "This product will just encourage people to drive whilst tired in the hope that if they do nod off the unit will wake them up.
Prevention is better than cure and avoid driver fatigue in the first instance".

I wonder how much time will lapse between falling asleep, the device activating and the driver waking up. Surely this is enough time for a serious accident to occur.

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#5 08-07-12 19:30:27

Lewinpeter1
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Re: Driver Anti Sleep Alarm?

Hi
Looks like a sales pitch to me!!!!!!!!!!1
Peter


Dont press that,oh @@##!

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#6 08-07-12 20:49:11

Zipper
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From: Darwin, Northern Territory Aus
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Re: Driver Anti Sleep Alarm?

kinghamssom wrote:

I wonder how much time will lapse between falling asleep, the device activating and the driver waking up. Surely this is enough time for a serious accident to occur.

Exactly


Zipper ("G'Day Mate!")
I'm not 65! I'm only $59.95+tax
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#7 08-07-12 20:54:07

MAZ
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Re: Driver Anti Sleep Alarm?

A bottle of Red Bull works for me!!

Maz.

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