November 4, 2020 at 7:49 am #16384Molly LowneyParticipant
I am working on a young scientist school project related to read safety. My project is looking at the impact of tiredness on drivers and is investigating if this tiredness could be measured by a change in heart rate.
I have researched your website and found some good information about driver fatigue. Could you please send me any other information you may have so I could include it in my project. This would be very much appreciated. Thank you
Molly LowneyNovember 10, 2020 at 8:33 am #16386
the Road Safety Observatory has details into research into fatigue on drivers.
If you type in fatigue in the search panel on the attached link below, there are many links to research which may help in your project.
Mark GregoryNovember 10, 2020 at 8:34 am #16387
It’s worth noting that new cars from july 2022 (new models) and july 2024 (existing models updated) will include fatigue detection technology to tackle this important subject. see General Safety Regulation (GRS: Regulation (EC) No 661/2009). I can email you a short PACTS document listing the technologies which also include intelligent speed assist and autonomous braking if that helps.
T: 07920143940November 10, 2020 at 8:43 am #16388
Road safety Scotland has some brief notes here:
Note that there’s a difference between fatigue and tiredness. Brief explanation here:
As Mark says, there’ll be plenty more in the Observatory, and I see Kate’s looking to the future!
Here’s an advert that might interest you (see item 6):
So, the future looks rosy … if we can work out whether it’s fatigue or tiredness we need to address. Probably both. 🙂
Andrew FraserNovember 10, 2020 at 8:44 am #16389
I am a road safety researcher working at Loughborough University. I am involved in a European project looking at driver monitoring and interventions (i-DREAMS). One of the things we are doing is using heart-rate measurements to estimate sleepiness (in the world of sleep, as Andrew has commented above, there is a difference between sleepiness – caused by a lack of sleep and fatigue which is related to work load and time on task). We have a number of project reports that can be accessed publicly here:
D2.1 is probably the one that would be most helpful to your project because it includes a chapter looking at ways of measuring sleepiness and fatigue in drivers.
Hope all goes well with your project.
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