Bluewake Safety Systems

Our solution

Bluewake Technologies pushes the limits of fatigue management performance by exploiting the benefits of light on alertness to improve the productivity and safety of individuals.

Our innovative solutions help to stimulate alertness at night and facilitate rest during the day by promoting better synchronization of the level of attention, thus promoting a reduction in the risk of accidents. Our products are particularly aimed at night workers and anyone who needs to be alert at night, contrary to the natural sleep cycle.

An innovation for night workers

If you drive a vehicle or operate equipment at night, you are at a much greater risk of an accident simply because alertness is biologically lowered during the night to allow for rest. Reduced alertness at night affects your ability to remain aware of your surroundings, induces tunnel vision (forward fixation) often accompanied by slowed reaction times and frequent distractions.

Although your level of alertness at night is strongly influenced by typical fatigue factors (sleep quality/duration, illness, physical condition, etc.), scientific literature reveals that even if you sleep well during the day, you are still faced with an increased risk of insufficient alertness induced by circumstantial factors of your night shift (reduced light and nature of the activity carried out) and your natural sleep cycle, which naturally slows down the body at night.

The Bluewake was designed for people like you, active at night, whether for leisure or work. It uses natural principles to stimulate alertness and reduce the risk of accidents. This helps you to be alert when needed.

How Bluewake works

The Bluewake is designed to produce wavelengths of light known to stimulate alertness and well-being.

The field of knowledge in photobiology informs us that our biological clock is most sensitive to wavelengths known as blue lights and that when exposed to this light, the central clock alerts the brain to trigger biological activities of day, generating active responses of more than 150 processes in the human body, including reduced melatonin production, increased body temperature, increased heart rate, and increased blood pressure.

The issues that affect us

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that driver fatigue is responsible for at least 100,000 motor vehicle crashes each year in North America. This translates to approximately 1,550 deaths, 71,000 injuries, and $12.5 billion in monetary losses.

In a recent survey, the National Sleep Foundation observed that 60% of adult drivers (approximately 168 million people) say they have driven a vehicle despite feeling drowsy in the 12 months preceding the survey. More than a third of people (around 103 million people) say they have fallen asleep while driving.

Similarly, 7.4 % of the North American workforce is assigned to night shifts and subject to reduced alertness leading to an accident frequency 60% higher than that of day shifts . A proportion of 32% to 36% of night workers report falling asleep at work at least once a week.