Netflix has been having a good time with their “Make It” series. The Netflix and Chill button came first, but now they’ve created a pair of socks especially for binge watchers who lack the endurance to reach the finish line:
We’ve based our sleep detection system on a popular method called actigraphy. An accelerometer detects when you’ve stopped moving for a prolonged period of time and triggers a signal to your TV that pauses Netflix. When it detects that you’ve dozed off, an LED light in the cuff of the sock flashes red, warning that the pause signal is about to be sent to your TV. Any motion will stop it from firing.
They’ve even included patterns for those of you who prefer to knit your own Netflix show socks in addition to the electronics DIY. See more about how the socks work in the following video.
Head over to makeit.netflix.com to get the full set of instructions.