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Fighting afternoon office fatigue

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tired employee

Halfway through the work day, a wave of sleepiness occurs. Do you reach for another coffee as a pick-me-up? Instead of the normal remedies to fight drowsiness, Daikin Industries Ltd. discovered a new way to re-engage workers.

Daikin found that lowering the temperature a few degrees for several minutes is more effective than coffee, bright lights or energizing aromas.

Daikin plans to partner with NEC Corporation to detect drowsiness in office workers through artificial intelligence. A blast of cool air will be delivered to the surrounding area. Expected in 2020, it will help businesses fight afternoon fatigue.

Katelin W. Davis, S&A Communications

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