Development of a system alerting unsafe actions of texting while walking using a tail lamp

Amato Tsuji, Keita Ushida, Qiu Chen

Abstract


Texting while walking has a risk of accidents. There are various activities against it. The authors propose a system alerting people around the user to the fact that s/he is texting while walking. The authors assume three unsafe actions in texting while walking; 1) texting, 2) slow down, 3) stopping. The system senses the user’s behavior and lights a red lamp on the waist when his/her action is regarded as dangerous one described above. The lighting alerts the people in the back.


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