Although it is not a secret that driving while fatigued is incredibly dangerous, the U-Wake was created because people still take chances when on the road. Psfk reports, "In the United States alone, it’s responsible for an estimated 71,000 injuries, 1,550 deaths and $1.25 billion dollars of damage each year." Those are outstanding numbers that U-Wake hopes to reduce significantly.
Created by ASEV display, U-Wake is a guardian angel in the form of a headband that tracks brainwaves while driving. Synced with smartphones, it sets off an alarm that stimulates people's attention when EEG levels reach a critical point. This alarm essentially encourages people to take a necessary break before they hurt themselves or others. U-Wake is currently seeking funds on Kickstarter to help increase road safety.