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Measure heart rate to fight drowsiness while driving

2020-07-02T14:42:15.131Z

A Lille company has just developed a promising device to fight against this universal scourge, the leading cause of death on motorways.



A real road safety issue, the fight against drowsiness at the wheel mobilizes scientists and companies to find a solution. While falling asleep is the leading cause of death on highways and it causes 300,000 deaths worldwide, a start-up, Core for Tech, has just developed a promising device.

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Designed with the assistance of the Lille hospital center, it makes it possible to identify the driver's cardiac variability very early on, which constitutes the first manifestation of the state of fatigue, well before other signs which will follow. Because after these first different heartbeats, other signs, now known, then appear, such as the increase in the frequency of yawning, a fixed gaze or even blinking of the eyelids. “The advantage of this new process is to detect as quickly as possible the state of fatigue which, by increasing, will make driving dangerous. By giving the alert very quickly,

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Source: lefigaro

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