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Wearables in the Workplace: Drowsiness Detection Headset Vigo

In the US alone, every year there are 100,000 crashes due to drowsiness that cause over $12.5 billion lost in damages. Vigo seeks to change that. Originally a school project by a group of students at the University of Pennsylvania, Vigo is now building a fleet management solution for fleets to track the alertness levels of their drivers in real-time to reduce the risk of fatigue-related accidents. Learn about the technology behind drowsiness detection, how Vigo utilized the resources of the hardware accelerator HAXLR8R to speed up development, and used Kickstarter as a market research tool.

Jason Gui is the Co-Founder and CEO of Vigo, a Bluetooth headset that tracks driver’s alertness levels. Vigo allows fleets to track the real-time statuses of their drivers to reduce the risk of drowsiness related accidents. Jason holds degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Marketing and Operations Management from the Wharton School. Prior to Vigo he founded Three Fellows, a video show showcasing the lives of international students in the US that garnered millions of views and partnerships with major TV stations, and Xinci.so, the Chinese Urban Dictionary. He has lived in China, New Zealand, Australia and now resides in San Francisco.

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