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New smart alarm clock invented to stop lateness

The Argus: New smart alarm clock invented to stop lateness New smart alarm clock invented to stop lateness

BEING late because of the rain may become a thing of the past thanks to a new smart alarm clock being developed at a university.

The alarm developed at the University of Brighton picks up weather and travel reports via RSS wi-fi feed and calculates the travel time needed to get to work and the best routes and methods to take.

Instead of setting the alarm for the time to wake up, users programme it for the time they want to reach their place of work.

The clever clock also incorporates low carbon travel options and displays personal incentives on burning calories and financial savings.

Sustainable product design student Samuel Young, a keen cyclist, came up with the idea as a way of encouraging people to walk or cycle to work.

He said: “Good weather reports mean you’ll have time to use sustainable transport, to walk or cycle, and cut your use of carbon fuel.”

The smart clock was among sustainable products created by design students displayed in an exhibition held this weekend at The Basement in Kensington Street, Brighton.

Other designs include student Nik Hannay’s smart helmet for American football players with pressure sensors indicating potential concussion injuries after tackles.

If the sensors pick up pressure changes in the skull, it shows a red light on the helmet and sends an alert to coaches on the touchline.

Fellow student Tommy Donovan has developed ALTA, an all-terrain board which mimics snowboarding and can be turned and stopped using weight distribution.

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6:11pm Sun 15 Jun 14

Morpheus says...

As if getting up for work isn't bad enough!
As if getting up for work isn't bad enough! Morpheus
  • Score: 4

6:21pm Sun 15 Jun 14

Maxwell's Ghost says...

I find most university of Brighton students wake me up at 4am by coming home **** and putting their music on at full blast, smoking and chatting on their mobiles outside the house.
He looks more sussex uni.
I find most university of Brighton students wake me up at 4am by coming home **** and putting their music on at full blast, smoking and chatting on their mobiles outside the house. He looks more sussex uni. Maxwell's Ghost
  • Score: 11

6:56pm Sun 15 Jun 14

MasonStorm says...

Pretty sad that you set your alarm based on the the time you want to arrive at work. Are there not other things to get up for?
Pretty sad that you set your alarm based on the the time you want to arrive at work. Are there not other things to get up for? MasonStorm
  • Score: 7

8:40pm Sun 15 Jun 14

Sussex jim says...

I'm up with the ****,around 5.00 most mornings at this glorious time of year. No need for an alarm. I can spend an hour reading the papers online, have a good breakfast, and still be on the job by 7.30
I'm up with the ****,around 5.00 most mornings at this glorious time of year. No need for an alarm. I can spend an hour reading the papers online, have a good breakfast, and still be on the job by 7.30 Sussex jim
  • Score: 3

11:16pm Sun 15 Jun 14

fredaj says...

MasonStorm wrote:
Pretty sad that you set your alarm based on the the time you want to arrive at work. Are there not other things to get up for?
Monday to Friday? No. The goal is simply to get to work on time.

I seem to manage that most days though, without the need for a clock to second guess me.
[quote][p][bold]MasonStorm[/bold] wrote: Pretty sad that you set your alarm based on the the time you want to arrive at work. Are there not other things to get up for?[/p][/quote]Monday to Friday? No. The goal is simply to get to work on time. I seem to manage that most days though, without the need for a clock to second guess me. fredaj
  • Score: 1

11:26pm Sun 15 Jun 14

Roundbill says...

Why would you want an alarm clock that goes off when you get to work?
Why would you want an alarm clock that goes off when you get to work? Roundbill
  • Score: 2

1:23am Mon 16 Jun 14

Gary1965 says...

"New smart alarm clock invented to stop lateness"

Like every other alarm clock was created to increase lateness?
"New smart alarm clock invented to stop lateness" Like every other alarm clock was created to increase lateness? Gary1965
  • Score: 1

7:13am Mon 16 Jun 14

Be_Real says...

Like any alarm clock, it is only good at the point it wakes you up. After you get out of the shower, this one sounds like it could pick up on current traffic info such as an accident on the A23 and then laugh at you because you are going to be late anyway!
Like any alarm clock, it is only good at the point it wakes you up. After you get out of the shower, this one sounds like it could pick up on current traffic info such as an accident on the A23 and then laugh at you because you are going to be late anyway! Be_Real
  • Score: 0

7:36am Mon 16 Jun 14

hoveguyactually says...

They ought to be paid to get the Clock Tower working. It is disgraceful that it is always incorrect or out of order.
They ought to be paid to get the Clock Tower working. It is disgraceful that it is always incorrect or out of order. hoveguyactually
  • Score: 3

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