When we were teenagers, we were busy ranting on our Xangas. But when a 14-year-old and a 15-year-old create a 3D printed wearable in today鈥檚聽STEM society, what you get is a wearable that goes hand-in-hand with TV lovers who just can鈥檛 seem to stay awake. Luckily for all you sleepyheads, KipstR can help.


Teenagers Ryan Oliver and Jonathan Kingsley have created KipstR 鈥 a wearable that records your TV shows when it senses you鈥檝e fallen asleep. The duo are working with Virgin Media, a television provider that is currently inviting聽TiVo users to try out KipstR. The wearable works as an extension of your hand. The pulse oximeter will be able to gauge how awake you are. Once you鈥檙e in dreamland, KipstR will hit record for you. It has a built-in spark core chip and a push button so if you want to press record for yourself, you have the option to do so.

Virgin Media wearable technology. Photograph: Rosie Hallam

Virgin Media sees other daily conveniences that KipstR can potentially help out with 鈥 such as detecting your emotional engagement with a TV show so that it can better recommend other shows you鈥檒l enjoy. Imagine all the possibilities with Netflix.聽Now if only we were so productive when we were teenagers鈥


Do you always fall asleep while watching TV? What are some of your favorite shows that you wouldn鈥檛 want to miss? Tell us in the comments!

(h/t Mashable)