Need something to keep you busy while youre home for the holidays?
Let Netflix help you out.
The newest Netflix-themed project is actually incredibly useful: smart socks, designed to wear while binge-watching the latest season of Orange Is The New Black (or whatever show youre currently consuming).
The socks, which you have to craft yourself, are designed to detect when you fall asleep and pause Netflix accordingly, ensuring you dont lose your place when youre catching some zZzs.
As per the site,
Weve based our sleep detection system on a popular method called actigraphy. An accelerometer detects when youve stopped moving for a prolonged period of time and triggers a signal to your TV that pauses Netflix. When it detects that youve dozed off, an LED light in the cuff of the sock flashes red, warning that the pause signal is about the be sent to your TV. Any motion will stop it from firing. The accelerometer is very sensitive to little movements, so its good at detecting when youre just sitting still, raptly watching Netflix, and when youve actually fallen asleep.
Youll need to know how to knit to create the smart socks, which also require some electrical work and programming to create. Its a project, for sure, but the payoff? Totallyworthit for those lazy Sundays.
Head to Netflix for the full step-by-step instructions, and check out the video below for more details.
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