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Head: Richard Grace
Contact: Richard Grace
Mailing address:
National Robotics Engineering Consortium
Ten 40th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
The Copilot is the first device to accurately detect and track human drowsiness and provide a warning to the driver. The Copilot provides a continuous real time measurement of eye position and eyelid closure. A direct measurement of drowsiness is calculated from the analysis of slow eyelid closures. In particular the Copilot calculates PERCLOS or percent eye closure, simply defined as the proportion of time the eyes are closed over a specified time interval. The Copilot provides a visual gauge representing the driver's drowsiness level and an audible warning when a preset drowsiness threshold is reached.