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The relationship between driving performance and the Johns Drowsiness Scale as measured by the Optalert system

Stephan, Karen, Hosking, Simon, Regan, Michael, Verdoorn, Ashley, Young, Kristie, & Haworth, Narelle L. (2006) The relationship between driving performance and the Johns Drowsiness Scale as measured by the Optalert system. Monash University Accident Research Centre Report Series, 252. Monash University.

Abstract

Driver drowsiness is a contributing factor in a significant number of single and multiple vehicle crashes. It is estimated that driver drowsiness accounts for around 20 to 30 percent of all traffic crashes in Australia, at a huge cost to society. A promising countermeasure designed to reduce the incidence of drowsiness-related crashes is a system that can detect drowsiness and issue warnings accordingly. Sleep Diagnostics, Pty Ltd, have developed an in-vehicle drowsiness detection and warning system called Optalert. The Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC) was approached by Sleep Diagnostics to conduct an evaluation of the Optalert system (glasses version 5, software version 4.1.5, algorithm version 08075) in terms of its effectiveness in predicting a breakdown in driving performance, using the MUARC advanced driving simulator.

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ID Code: 12931
Item Type: Report
Additional Information: The contents of this report can be freely accessed online via the publisher's web page (see hypertext link). Sponsoring Organisation: Sleep Diagnostics Pty Ltd
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Keywords: drowsiness, driving performance, simulation, system evaluation, road safety, fatigue, intelligent transport systems
ISBN: 0732623227
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Sensory Processes Perception and Performance (170112)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Preventive Medicine (111716)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND IMAGE PROCESSING (080100)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > TRANSPORTATION AND FREIGHT SERVICES (150700) > Road Transportation and Freight Services (150703)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety - Qld (CARRS-Q)
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 10 Mar 2008
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2009 14:13

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