'Safetify' Improves the Safety of Pedestrians Listening to Music

By: Laura McQuarrie - Jul 15, 2015
References: sva.edu & adsoftheworld
In order to improve the safety of pedestrians, a group of students from the School of Visual Arts in New York put their minds together to envision 'Safetify.'

Since a number of pedestrian deaths or injuries are linked to people wearing headphones and unwittingly putting themselves in danger, this solution poses the use of beacon technology in order to make it safer to cross streets.

The implementation of Safetify would involve installing beacons at busy intersections. When people with headphones on pass by listening to Spotify, the volume on their devices would automatically be turned down until they safely finish crossing the street. Although this is a simple way to encourage more people to become alert on the road, this concept could prove to be life-saving someday.