Monday, April 07, 2008

Idea for proximity wakeup call

This is a simple idea to stop people missing their stop on a train or bus station by using a proximity detection from the phone or other mobile device of a person. Once the device is within 10 miles (configurable) of the destination it will emit a loud noise or vibrate in order to inform its owner that they should be awake and ready.

Yes I missed my stop on the train today.

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1 comment:

APC said...

One of my former bosses had a low tech solution: a Post-It note with the words "Please wake me at Godalming" which he would affix to his forehead when he boarded his train at the end of a long evening. He claimed it always worked for him.

Cheers, APC