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South Korean designer comes up with “third eye” for smartphone addicts


Team Udayavani, Jun 22, 2021, 2:29 PM IST

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Paeng Min-wook, a 28-year-old South Korean industrial designer has come up with a satirical solution which according to him was to make “people recognize the severity of their gadget addiction and look back at themselves.”

The device is called The Third Eye. It senses when the user’s head has been lowered to look at the phone and it then opens its translucent eyelid. The designer says that the robotic eyeball can be strapped to a person’s forehead, allowing them to browse injury-free.

The third eye beeps a warning when a person comes within one or two meters of an obstacle.

Explaining that the third eye is the look of future mankind with three eyes, Paeng asserts, “As we cannot take our eyes off from smartphones, the extra eye will be needed in future.”

Paeng who is a postgraduate student in innovation design at the Royal College of Art and Imperial College London has trialed the device around Seoul.
A resident of Lee Ok-jo said that Paeng looked like an alien with an eye on his forehead.
About the third eye, it uses a gyro sensor to measure the angle of the user’s neck and an ultrasonic sensor to calculate the distance between the robotic eye and obstacles. The sensors are both linked to an open-source-single-board microcontroller with a battery pac

 

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