Gigs. Bins. Specs. Whatever you call them, it’s no longer uncool to be called four-eyes. Especially when they’re beautifully designed, and embedded with blue-tooth technology that keeps a watchful eye on your health too.
Look no further than Memes, the futuristic frames by Japanese eyewear designer Jin. Fusing fashion and function, they track your fatigue and look fierce while they’re at it. Their stylish and inconspicuous design, conceived to appeal to lovers of Warby Parkers and the like, makes them a much more wearable option than fatigue trackers like Vigo, or ‘techie’ specs like Google Glass.
Sensors hidden all round the frames measure how busy and blinky your eyes are, or aren’t as the case may be. Six-axis acceleration sensors focus on your posture, and feed back to an app on your smartphone. So you get alerts about your levels of alertness. Handy on a busy motorway, perhaps less helpful in a board meeting.