Design and implementation of an eye blinking detector system for automobile accident prevention

Tariq Jamil, Iftaquaruddin Mohammed, Medhat H. Awadalla

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

6 Citations (Scopus)


Ever increasing number of fatal traffic accidents around the world can be significantly reduced if modern technology is incorporated within the automobile to assess the physical condition of the driver at regular intervals during the movement of the vehicle and preventive measures are automatically taken for the safety of all concerned entities, both within the vehicle and outside the vehicle. In this paper, design of an eye blinking detector system is presented which can monitor the physical state of the driver at regular intervals during his/her driving and, if needed, can raise an audible alarm within the vehicle to alert the driver or initiate application of vehicle's braking system. In case of multiple failures to raise the alertness level of the driver, the designed system can automatically inform the law enforcement authorities about the rogue driver on the road. The prototype of the design has been successfully implemented which leads to the conclusion that such a system can help in keeping the driver awake at all times while driving and hence facilitate in avoidance of any traffic accidents involving driver's alertness.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSoutheastCon 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781509022465
Publication statusPublished - Jul 7 2016
EventSoutheastCon 2016 - Norfolk, United States
Duration: Mar 30 2016Apr 3 2016

Publication series

NameConference Proceedings - IEEE SOUTHEASTCON
ISSN (Print)0734-7502


OtherSoutheastCon 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • accident avoidance
  • alertness
  • driving
  • eye blinking
  • vehicle safety

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Software
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Signal Processing


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