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.
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.
Impact and interest:
Citation counts are sourced monthly from and citation databases.
These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards.
Citations counts from theindexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.
Repository Staff Only: item control page