About this project
Steer is a bracelet that will help you to not fall asleep behind the wheel. Steer detects the level of your drowsiness by analyzing heart rate and skin conductance and warns you when your condition is close to sleeping.
Besides warning you about the fact that you are drowsy, Steer actually wakes you up, so you are safe to continue the journey. Steer bracelet is intended for all drivers and everyone who suffer from sleep deprivation from time to time.
- Guaranteed protection from sleep.
- Active consciousness without micro sleep occurrence.
- Easy in use.
It is useful for long journeys to different city or state, as well as short journeys to work in the morning when you just woke up and still feeling sleepy.
What people who used Steer say:
Every day, hundreds of millions of people drive their cars. They travel for long and short distances, but very little of them think how dangerous it is to drive while being tired.
Unfortunately, this leads to a shocking statistic, showing that in reality, it is very dangerous, almost as dangerous as driving drunk.
While driving drowsy, the driver is very vulnerable to "micro-sleep". Micro-sleep can last for up to 30 seconds, and when it occurs, the driver is unconscious and does not respond to any environmental sensors, such as sound or light.
Micro-sleep is often a result of sleep deprivation, but also often occurs while driving monotonously for a long time.
Steer prevents you from experiencing micro-sleep at the very first signs of tiredness, making you much safer on the road.
Steer uses 16 highly accurate sensors which measure driver's heart rate and his skin conductance (galvanic reaction of the skin). These sensors are used in a polygraph (lie detector) by the police, but society had very little access to them in dealing with global problems like drowsiness behind the wheel.
When you switch on Steer, for a minute it analyzes your normal heart rate and skin conductance, and then it refers to these indicators to determine whether or not you are getting tired.
Steer analyzes your condition every 2 seconds, and when it detects a decrease in your heart rate by 10 units, Steer will warn you with strong vibration and yellow light.
When your heart rate will decrease by 3 more units and you skin conductance will also decrease, this will mean that your condition is close to sleeping, therefore Steer will wake you up with gentle electric shock.
As a result of these simulations, the levels of serotonin, noradrenaline, and cortisol in your body will increase, and the level of "sleeping hormone" melatonin will decrease. These changes will make you feel fresher and less drowsy and will return your heart rate to normal.
How Steer measures driver's tiredness?
To wake up on the road, drivers drink coffee, energy drinks, listen to loud music, smoke... These methods are harmful to our bodies or even dangerous to some of us.
Compared to popular methods used to reduce drowsiness, Steer is:
- more effective
- more reliable
Steer bracelet will wake you up better than 2-3 cups of coffee/cans of energy drink, and of course, it will have no negative effect on your health.
The body of Steer is made from high-quality, durable and hypoallergenic plastic. The elegant and minimalistic design will suit every style. The strap of Steer bracelet is easily adjustable to any arm size.
- Battery capacity: 500 mAh
- Battery life: 2 weeks of usage / 30 days inactive
- Charging time: 1 hour
- Charging method: Micro USB charging cable (included)
With every Steer bracelet, you will get a charging cable, instruction, and a sticker.
By supporting our project, you will get exclusive rewards - you will first get the Steer at limited pre-sale prices, starting from 89€. So grab yours now and be safe.
If you have any questions about rewards or anything else, please check our F.A.Q. section or write your question in comments!
Risks and challenges
Our team has done a small pilot production run of our product to see what possible challenges are possible, so we are ready for everything and our trusted factory partners are also ready to go.
We have taken a safe approach by setting our timeline, and we will do our best to ensure that every backer gets their rewards as soon as possible.
After the campaign ends, we will be posting our updates frequently, so every backer is up to date about the production and shipping process.
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