There are a number of technologies on the market aimed at car seat that senses when you're about to nod off by monitoring pulse, respiration and other physical changes that typically occur 10 minutes before someone falls asleep, according to Pink Tentacle., especially while , but they usually involve some kind of device affixed to the noggin. Researchers in Japan, however, are working on a protype
Sensors are embedded throughout the seat to detect those changes and, eventually, some kind of alarm system will be included to kick in when Mr. Sandman comes calling. Unfortunately, scientists are still about five years from developing a version for consumers. But once it's available, we think it should be marketed at Starbucks instead of all those useless products collecting dust now.