Evaluation of Fatigue Management Technologies Using Weighted Feature Matrix Method

Operator fatigue is one of the most prevalent root causes of accidents, both on the highway and in workplaces where heavy equipment is used and 12- hour shifts are employed, such as in the mining industry. In response to this concern, a growing number of Fatigue Management Technologies (FMT) are becoming available to help maintain operator alertness and performance levels by detecting operator fatigue and interfacing with the operator and/or supervisor to prevent accidents and incidents (Williamson et al., 2005, Barr et al., 2005). In light of the numerous competing technologies, the research community, as well as industry, could benefit from the flexible evaluation tool proposed here. It will assist industries as a whole, and corporations more specifically, in identifying the best FMT solutions for different work and/or driving situations. This project was specifically focused on the needs of operators of heavy equipment in the mining industry, but could also be of value to other like industries where shift work is necessary and maintaining high levels of alertness are crucial for ensuring workplace safety and productivity.

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  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: CD-ROM
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 146-152
  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the 4th International Driving Symposium on Human Factors in Driver Assessment, Training, and Vehicle Design, Stevenson, Washington, July 9-12, 2007

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01055564
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780874141580
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 10 2007 1:07PM