Wearable Sensors in Transportation—Exploratory Advanced Research Program Initial Stage Investigation

This report summarizes an initial stage investigation into wearable sensors for transportation research applications. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has observed significant activity in this area and seeks to obtain an understanding of the breadth of uses that researchers and practitioners envision for this technology, both now and in the future. Staff from the John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center prepared this report on behalf of FHWA’s Exploratory Advanced Research Program. The authors of this report discuss research into air quality, physiological, and activity sensors, which have specific transportation applications and are fairly well-developed. The authors include a summary of observations made by the project team regarding the use of wearable sensors for public sector transportation research.

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    Volpe National Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142

    Woodward Communications

    1420 N Street, NW, Suite 102
    Washington, DC  United States  20005

    Federal Highway Administration

    Office of Corporate Research, Technology, and Innovation Management
    6300 Georgetown Pike
    McLean, VA  United States  22101
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  • Publication Date: 2016-3


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: 52p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01596784
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-HRT-16-034
  • Contract Numbers: DTFH61-14-V-00025; DTFH61-15-A-00001
  • Created Date: Apr 6 2016 8:46AM