Here’s a cool DIY LED scrolling eye mask gadget that tells others when you need to get off the subway.
Apparently, people don’t seem to care enough to tell the person to get off the train but we think maybe they add some “vibrating” option to the eye mask, then it might be a practical eye mask that people could possibly, maybe use. (or probably not, I don’t want to be carrying a big eye mask around, make it really small…)
Noriko-san is designed to give sleepyheads greater peace of mind (and thus a deeper level of sleep) by increasing the odds that a stranger will wake them in time. In theory, other passengers feel compelled to act either out of courtesy or simply so they can sit in the empty seat left behind. Here’s a video of Pyocotan testing a prototype on Tokyo’s Yamanote line.