Designer Minwook Paeng created a strange-looking robotic Third Eye designed to help one walk safely while using a smartphone. Think of it as a webcam of sorts encased in a custom case affixed to the forehead using thin gel pad. However, there is no camera, but rather a small speaker, gyroscope, and a sonar sensor. When you tilt your head down, the gyroscope triggers the plastic eyelid to open and the sonar starts monitoring the area in front. Read more for a video and additional information.
When the sonar detects an obstacle, the speaker sounds off, thus preventing an accident. More specifically, the black component you see that looks like a pupil is actually an ultrasonic sensor for sensing distance. As you near an obstacle, the ultrasonic sensor detects this and informs the user using the connected buzzer.
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By using smartphones in a bad posture, our neck vertebrae are leaning forward giving us ‘turtle neck syndrome’ and the pinkies we rest our phones on are bending along the way. When a few generations go by, these small changes from smartphone usage will accumulate and create a completely different, new form of mankind,” said the designer to Dezeen.