Driver fatigue is a major cause of accidents and therefore in the
focus of car manufacturers who wish to increase safety by new security
systems for driver assistance.
With our partners SMI and LIAMIS we have developed a prototype system
that is capable of measuring the state of fatigue of the driver. The
system is based on a video camera that looks at the driver and a
special infrared illumination. It can find the eyes and measure the
distance between eyelids with 120 samples per second. WakeUp has been
tested by us and our customers in both driving simulators and under
real driving conditions.