Staying alert when you are driving your car or getting work done for a serious business meeting is important. You can have coffee to help but that is not always effective. The Vigo Energy Gauge is a handy tool that tracks alertness over time and keeps you from losing it. Here is how the device works:
Vigo tracks patterns in your blinks and in your body’s movement to quantify how alert you are in real time.
So you might think that you are still alert enough to keep pushing. But with this tool, you can make sure nothing goes wrong. The device has an infrared sensor, an accelerometer, and an algorithm to determine when you are drowsy. Here is how you can use this device:
- wear it whenever you need to absolutely stay awake for a task
- connect Vigo to your smartphone via Bluetooth
- customize the behavior of Vigo
You can wear Vigo when you are driving or listening to a boring meeting. Users can choose how Vigo nudges them. The device alerts them when they have been idle for too long. It can get the user’s attention with vibration, light, or audio. The companion app keeps track of the data and helps users visualize patterns. It even offers smart recommendations. It does help that Vigo can act as a regular Bluetooth headset. This is without a doubt one of those shut-up-and-take-my-money Kickstarter products. You can support it here.