How does Vigo work?
Vigo tracks patterns in your blinks and in your body’s movement to quantify how alert you are in real time. The idea is simple – although your brain has a tendency to trick you into thinking you’re mentally fit enough to keep pushing on with your daily business, your body can’t hide when you’re tired. With an infrared sensor, an accelerometer, and a clever algorithm, Vigo knows you’re drowsy before you do.
Wearing Vigo is simple.
1. Wear Vigo whenever you need to be alert for an extended amount of time.
2. Connect Vigo to your mobile device through Bluetooth.
3. Customize when, and how, Vigo nudges you.
4. Tag the event when you’re finished so you can look back on the data later.
What’s in a blink?
The average blink happens in 1/5th of a second – but there’s so much information packed in that small amount of time! Vigo tracks over 20 parameters in your blinks and watches how these variables change. This information, combined with data about your activity and head motion, allows Vigo to quantify your mental energy in real time.
When can I wear Vigo?
1. Wear Vigo to protect you from dozing off on long drives.
2. Wear Vigo at work to help break up your day and build more efficient routines.
3. Wear Vigo to keep you alert in class or during presentations.
Why wear Vigo?
Vigo nudges you when you need it.
We designed Vigo to give you full control over when, and how, the device nudges you. Choose whether Vigo alerts you when you’ve been idle for too long or when you’re starting to doze off by controlling the sensitivity of the algorithm. And how does Vigo get your attention when it detects you’re not your best? That’s up to you. Choose between a soft pulsing vibration, a discreet notification LED or your favorite “pump up” song to help you re-focus and get back in the zone.
VIGO tracks your alertness over time.
Vigo starts logging data about your alertness the moment you put the device on, and doesn’t stop until you take it off. The companion app visualizes the important information about your alertness in a simple, useful way to allow you to see patterns and make changes in your routine. Maybe you’re more drowsy on weekday afternoons, or maybe you’re in a better state in the evenings than mornings. Vigo helps you understand yourself better so you can plan your day accordingly.
VIGO gives smart recommendations.
Maybe you spend too much time sitting in one place, maybe you tend to get groggy early in the morning, or maybe you drive past too many exits on the road without taking a rest. Vigo finds the times you’re low on fuel and gives you ideas about ways you can change your routine to help you get in the zone faster, and stay in it longer.