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This Bluetooth Headset Won't Let You Doze Off At The Wheel

The makers of the device want to take on the scourge of drowsy driving.

A team of young entrepreneurs are leading the charge to combat drowsy driving with Vigo, a Bluetooth headset that monitors your alertness and stimulates you when you start to fall asleep.

By tracking eye and head motion, Vigo uses a combination of audio alerts and vibrations to wake up the driver if needed.

Drowsy driving and falling asleep at the wheel cause an estimated 1.2 million crashes and mishaps per year, leading to 8,000 deaths and 500,000 injuries annually. 

Jason Gui and Tiantian Zhang are the co-founders of Vigo. In the video above, Gui explains more about how this invention could help save lives.

This article has been updated with information about the company's co-founders.

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