Wearable technology is making a new breakthrough a screen on your pants instead of a phone in your hand

Wearable technology is making a new breakthrough a screen on your pants instead of a phone in your hand

Mobile phones cause more accidents than alcohol, and texting while driving increases accidents by 400%

Cell phones of all kinds have become one of the most important causes of traffic accidents in the world, and the numbers that show the danger of using these phones while driving are very terrifying, and even shocking.

In the United States of America alone, for example, the US National Safety Council said that the use of a cell phone while driving leads to 1.6 million accidents every year, resulting in nearly 380,000 serious injuries, and that out of every 4 car accidents in the United States there is An accident caused by the use of a mobile phone while driving, and by up to 25% of all car accidents in America.

The council stated that text messages while driving cause an accident 6 times more than those recorded while driving in a state of intoxication, and sending text messages while driving increases accidents by 400% in the time Al-Ayoun spends away from the road. Of all cell phone related tasks, texting is by far the most dangerous activity. If we add to it the important alerts and notifications that we get all the time from our apps and important sites we follow on the network, the picture becomes much more dangerous.

It is not limited to car accidents, motorcycle accidents are much more dangerous and fatal than car accidents. If mobile phone use causes about 25% of car accidents, this percentage rises to about 40% for motorcyclists, as stated in a joint scientific research Conducted by a group of scholars in a number of Vietnamese universities; Motorcycles are widely used in this country among the population.

In fact, despite the many laws in various countries of the world that prohibit the use of cell phones while driving, the response rate is very low, people have become so accustomed to their phones and smart devices that they have become an essential part of them and their lives.

Technology offers the solution

Perhaps the question that arises is what can technology do to contribute to solving this problem, since deterrent laws have not succeeded in solving it?

The answer came from the Faculty of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo, Canada, through wearable devices.

In fact, it's been a long time since we've been promised massive advances in wearable technology, but we've seen almost none of it. Yes, everyone has a smartphone in their pocket and headphones in their ears, some of us even carry a smart watch or bracelet, but what actual technological developments in the field of wearable technology can we expect in the near future that can contribute to solving the aforementioned problem?

Maybe a screen that can literally shine through clothes, a screen on the knee of your pants or the sleeve of your shirt, why not, this is at least what the researchers at the Canadian University who recently announced on the university’s platform a new and exciting invention of its kind they called “Pocket View”. PocketView is a technology that uses LED lights to display basic information from a cell phone or other smart device through a fabric.

Japan's University of Tokyo professor Takao Someya displays the world's lightest and thinnest (2 micrometers) flexible integrated circuits and touch sensor system for stress-free wearable healthcare sensors at a press conference in Tokyo on July 24, 2013. The flexible electrical circuit, one- The fifth the thickness of food wrap and weighing less than a feather, could give doctors the chance to implant sensors inside the body.  The device can be used to monitor all sorts of physical data, such as body temperature and blood pressure as well as electronic pulses from muscles or the heart.

New technology has a lot of future potential

Scientists say that this new technology can be a piece of art capable of enhancing the capabilities of our phones and various smart devices that we use on a daily basis. The principle on which this technology is based is simple; Where it will shine many lights in the fabric of the pants or shirt we are wearing, and display all the messages and electronic notifications received by us, in addition to calls, weather and other information coming from our phones and smart devices.

If you are driving your car or motorcycle somewhere and your phone is in your pocket, and suddenly you start to feel the vibration and look down to see that you are receiving a call, a message or an important notification, you will have to take your phone out of your pocket while driving, and this is a very dangerous thing that caused fatal accidents that led in Many cases of death or permanent disability, but if the screen is located in the knee of your pants or the sleeve of your shirt, you will avoid all of this, in addition to the GPS service on the screen of the pants that will help you reach your destination safely.

The use of this technology is not limited to phones and smart watches, but can be used and integrated virtually with any other smart device that is invented in the future.

“Obviously we focus on the technology and software side of the invention,” says Professor Dania Vogel, Associate Professor in the School of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo. Simple, but also a radical idea that has a lot of future potential."

And yet, will this technological invention reduce the rate of traffic accidents due to the use of phones and smart devices while driving? This is what we will see in the near future.

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