Virgin Media’s KipstR Records TV if You Fall Asleep While Watching

/ 4 years ago

Virgin Media wearable technology. Photograph: Rosie Hallam

Virgin Media has unveiled a prototype wearable device that can control the TV if you fall asleep watching it. Designed at the Manchester Creative Studio by two young students, aged 14 and 15, the wristband, called KipstR, connects to a TiVo box and can record TV programmes if the user falls asleep while watching.

The 3D-printed device uses a pulse-oximeter to detect the wearer’s state of wakefulness, and can instruct the TiVo box to pause, record, or resume TV playback, depending on user preference. “We have been exploring the possibilities of connected entertainment for some time and are very excited to unveil KipstR,” Virgin Media said.

Virgin Media plan to trial KipstR over the Christmas period.

Source: The Inquirer

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