NightDrive app for iPhone

 
Description:

NightDrive App is antisleep driver assistant.
It uses iPhone front camera to continuously monitor driver’s eyes and detect if the driver is falling asleep.


How it works:

  • Marks detected human face and eyes, reports that eyes are detected – gives user visual information that app is continuously monitoring eyes
  • If eyes are closed for at least 2s (driver is in microsleep) – rings the alarm until driver opens eyes
  • If driver's face becomes out of camera sight – every 5s rings warning sound and displays “Eyes are not detected” on screen
  • Has “Night vision” feature to boost light in low light conditions

How this idea was born...

After a long busy day, I was driving to my hometown for a weekend. This journey takes 3 hours through monotonous road.
I felt that due to this monotonicity I fell asleep for a few seconds at 130 km/h (80 mph)!
After this I found out that many drivers face same dangerous situation:
  • In the United States, 250,000 drivers fall asleep at the wheel every day
  • Drowsy driving is a factor in more than 100,000 crashes, resulting in 1,550 deaths and 40,000 injuries annually in the USA
  • 54% of adult drivers said they had driven while drowsy during the past year with 28% saying they had actually fallen asleep while driving