Roadtrips can be made fun again thanks to virtual reality and the Sleepy Eyse Camera.
The 3D device can make the long boring car communtes fly by as you’re taking from reality and given an immersive experience. Simply take your smartphone, a Sleepy Eyse camera, and a virtual reality headset like Google Cardboard, and you’ll be treated to an immersive experience of the road ahead.
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The main function of Sleepy Eyse is to combat drunnk and dangerous driving and is a biologically modelled saftey camera from Vairdo Inc.
The device aims to tackle the ongoing safety concerns while driving and its primary function is to try and keep drivers awake at the wheel. It uses two sensor to monitor the face, eyes, and driving style to alert passengers and the driver if the driving style becomes dangerous.
“Driver safety is one of the most aggravating problems that is taking lives by the millions each year in road accidents. Even if we can cut that down gradually by 10% each year to start with, it’s worth investing in. I have lost close friends in car accidents, so this technology comes from the heart and needs to be in all cars,” said Jayant Ratti, Ph.D. Sr. Robotics & Artificial Intelligence Engineer at Vairdo Inc.
As an additional function, the camera with its duel lenses can be turned round to face the road and transmit a signal via WiFi to passengers in real-time. So if you’ve got a HMD you’ll be able to watch the road fly by in VR as a passenger making that game of eye-spy that little bit more immersive.
“Virtual reality and real-time 3D technologies are unique innovations that allow people to share ordinary and extraordinary moments in an immersive way,” said Randall Foster – VP, Strategic Partnerships and Business Development at Vairdo. “Vairdo’s strength lies in designing and integrating electronics, sensors, telemetry and software. EYSE is one of many unique innovations under development in our labs.”
Vairdo is currently running a Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign for the Sleepy Eyse device looking to raise $65,000 USD within the next 6 days.