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"Third Eye" flashing LED alarm

The silence of the lamps
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An elasticated device resembling a sweatband, worn around the head so that a cluster of low-profile surface mount white LEDs are positioned exactly over the location of the so-called "third eye", pretty much in the centre of your species' forehead. A simple digital watch/timer integrated into the headband activates the LEDs at the pre-set time at which point they flash at a chosen frequency (we suggest 15 Hz).

The sleeper is quickly and irresistably awakened, without disturbing anyone else in the vicinity.

8th of 7, Jan 16 2011

No sense waking up depressed... http://www.ncbi.nlm...gov/pubmed/12946084
[2 fries shy of a happy meal, Jan 16 2011]


       You are suggesting mounting a motorised kitten’s tongue instead of the LEDs?
pocmloc, Jan 16 2011

       Well, I'm thinking that the LEDs will not only wake up the kittens, they will also atract them. If the LEDs don't wake you up, the kittens dancing on your head will do!
Jinbish, Jan 16 2011

       // alarm clock explosive collars //   

       "It's not our fault .... [bigsleep] made us do it .... IT'S NOT OUR FAULT ....."
8th of 7, Jan 16 2011

       If this were combined with a small "third ear" loud speaker strapped to the knee, its effectiveness would be doubled.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jan 16 2011

       // I should try it the other way //   

       We thought you were a nice boy .... that's kinky.   

       How much would its effectiveness be increased if a loudspeaker were strapped to both knees ?   

       Would this apply to Elephants in the same way ? The question of Elephant Knees is still moot.   

       Could there also be a "second nose" (or "third nostril") option ?
8th of 7, Jan 16 2011

       With speakers on both knees, you'd obviously have a threefold increase in efficacy.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jan 16 2011

       That's assuming that the user isn't deaf in one knee, though.   

       // if a loudspeaker were strapped to both knees //   

       ... which might be effective, but could impede walking, and other leg-related activities.
8th of 7, Jan 16 2011

       What [MaxwellBuchanan] said.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jan 16 2011


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