This headset tells workers when it’s time to take a break

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This is part of a series of articles that looks at entrepreneurs hoping to get their ideas off the ground through crowdfunding. At the time of writing, each of these innovations is currently seeking funding.

We often don't fully listen to our bodies when tiredness hits, especially if there's a deadline or we lose track of time. However, sleepiness can affect performance, causing mistakes in the case of work and — more harmfully — accidents when driving. Now seeking funding on Kickstarter, Vigo is a wearable sensor that detects drowsiness and offers real-time data on wearers' alertness, boosting their productivity. The device looks much like a typical Bluetooth handsfree headset, except it features an infrared motion sensor and accelerometer that track when users blink and when they move about, key factors in determining alertness. Vigo…

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