Reacting to so-called “smartphone zombies” who are apparently incapable of looking up from their phones while walking in order to avoid obstacles like walls, glass, or cars, an industrial designer in South Korea has the solution.
Paeng Min-wook calls it “The Third Eye,” a robotic eyeball which “obsessive mobile phone users can strap to their foreheads so they can browse injury-free on the go,” according to Reuters.
“The device opens its translucent eyelid whenever it senses the user’s head has been lowered to look at a smartphone. When the user comes within one to two meters of an obstacle, the device beeps to warn of the impending danger,” the outlet added.
A South Korean industrial designer has come up with a satirical solution for ‘smartphone zombies’ who can’t take their eyes away from their screen long enough to prevent themselves from walking into an obstacle https://t.co/5TVhkVvQxa 1/5 pic.twitter.com/j3KnO8Pbi2
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