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App With a Mind For Improv­ing Trans­porta­tion Safe­ty (The Wall Street Journal):

A team of sci­en­tists from Indone­sia has come up with a nov­el way to improve trans­porta­tion safe­ty in their coun­try through a mobile app that scans trans­port oper­a­tors’ brain waves and com­bines it with data on weath­er, vehi­cle and traf­fic con­di­tions to help reduce accidents.

To acquire the brain wave data, the app – known as the Inte­grat­ed Traf­fic Sys­tem (ITS) – uses sen­sors fit­ted into a U.S.-made Neu­rosky head­set that the user wears like a fit­ness band. The ITS then…scans a user’s brain waves and sends a report to the app with infor­ma­tion rank­ing fac­tors such as aware­ness, stress and oxy­gen lev­els. It then deliv­ers an assess­ment of the operator’s dri­ving abil­i­ty. “You’re sharp and very good to go,” reads one evaluation.

The app remains in the beta phase, but it has recent­ly cap­tured the atten­tion of mobile devel­op­ers at the Mobile World Con­gress in Spain.”

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