October 17, 2008
Noriko-san- an Eye mask that displays your destination during boring commutes
The best place to catch up on sleep has to be the ride to work, but sleep deprived souls like me rarely get the chance because invariable we oversleep and miss our stop. Inventor Pyocotan has developed “Noriko-san,” a sleep mask that has an electronic scrolling display that scrolls your destination for all commuters to see. Naturally, a Good Samaritan will wake you when your station arrives, but I shudder to think what will happen if they deliberately ignore to punish you for your snoring! Apparently the deice will take 20,000 yen ($200) to develop.