India has big opportunities in terms of technological advancements. Many youths are finding solutions using technology to solve simple problems.
To save lives of people Gaurav Savvalakhe, a youth from Nagpur has developed a driver-friendly anti-sleep alarm device, which can be worn on the ear while driving, to reduce road accidents.
Speaking to leading news agency, Gaurav Savvalakhe said, few days ago, when I was travelling to Nepal during night, I accidently fell asleep and somehow escaped the accident. That time I thought about creating a device which can alert drivers if he suddenly gets asleep.
If we feel sleepy while driving and our neck is bent 30 degrees towards the steering, this device sounds an alarm, he also added.
The device is worn at the back of the ear while driving which has an installed sensor, a 3.6-volt battery and an on-off switch. The alarm goes off vibrating the device when the head of the driver tilts 30 degrees towards the steering wheel.
According to the study conducted by Dr. Kirti Mahajan and Prof Nagendra Velaga of the Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay (IIT-B) revealed that drivers who sleep less than five hours or do not sleep adequately are at a higher risk for causing accidents.