Fatal accidents caused by inattention while walking are increasing due to looking at a mobile phone. Have you ever walked on the sidewalk sending an email and then hit your head – painfully – with a lamppost?
We spend more and more time with our noses glued to our smartphones, and it’s easy to understand why. It has permeated every aspect of our lives, where we can work, video call with family and friends, organize the next night, check our bank accounts, scroll through our music playlists, and much more. Read also Here’s a way to find out if face recognition systems are using your photos Using light, two researchers develop new technology that can hide things Hologram experts create a new technology that allows humans to interact with virtual anthropomorphic beings as if they live with them A rule for calculating the appropriate distance between the eyes and the screens
But how can we solve the problems of accidents, whether a simple tripping while walking or having a collision when crossing the street while we use these phones?
Designer Mink Baeng, who studies Innovative Design Engineering (IDE) at the Royal College of Art and Imperial College London, has taken the idea of a “third eye” literally and turned it into a third eye.
Baing explained that the semi-transparent eyeball-shaped device is attached to the forehead of people he describes as “zombie’s” smartphones, a term describing people who walk around staring at their devices.
The tool works using the programming platform “Arduino” and a camera, and the gyroscope of the camera helps to sense the tilt of the smartphone user’s head. And give a warning to the user before the collision.
Baing explained that the motive behind his design is not necessarily to help smartphone zombies continue to do what they do by wandering around completely unaware of their surroundings, but to highlight the fact that our world has become quiet, silly, and devoid of interaction.
“I don’t want this to be a solution,” he says. “However, if our addiction to smartphones continues as it is now, we will definitely need these products in the future. Not only that, I also plan to create other smartphone gadgets whose invention could be addictive.” phones.”
Baing is still modifying the “third eye” device, because it is still in the development and testing stages, but who knows, we may find thousands of users in our communities one day with a transparent third eye perched on their foreheads to help them walk while staring at their phones.