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Korean student creates “Third Eye” for phone addicts to stay away from danger

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A South Korean student has created a prototype device to “alert” phone addicts of dangers while they are walking and looking at their phone.

The device looks like a “third eye”, tied to the front of a person’s forehead.

It uses sonar sensors to detect obstacles in front of the person while walking.

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It also includes a gyroscope, so that the “eye” can open automatically while the phone is in use, and automatically “sleep” when the user is not using the phone.

The speaker will also warn the user with a “beep” when they are approaching an obstacle while walking.

Minwook Paeng, the creator of the “third eye”, hopes that people will take a serious look at their daily habits and how they could potentially be harmful.

Wilfred Tan
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