Japanese glasses makers Vision Megane, display another great and kinda scary Japanese invention. Customers now have the option of adding a small vibrating device to the frames.
The idea itself is a decent one. When your head tilts forward, the glasses take that motion to mean that you are losing focus. The sensor sits right behind the ear so that the vibration gives your head a substantial enough jolt to wake you out of your stupor.
The thought of these things being used as a Clockwork Orange-esque torture device is rather eerie. And I have to ask, what happens if you have to look down to write notes. Does it still shock you?
— Andrew Dobrow
Product Page [Vision Megane, via Digital World Tokyo]