How Optalert’s early-warning drowsiness detection system works

Opalert's drowsiness detection technology provides three layers of defence to ensure the safety of operators and allows managers to access real-time drowsiness levels.

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First layer of defence (Operators)

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Second layer of defence (Managers)

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Third layer of defence (Risk Mitigation)

Drowsy drivers impact your bottom line

Across the globe, fatigue management is essential for safe, high-performing 24-hour operations. Fatigue, tiredness, sleepiness and drowsiness are interchangeable terms which all point to a serious problem in the workplace: high risk of injury, lost productivity and impact on the bottom line.

Optalert's early-warning drowsiness detection systems address this risk through patented wearable technology products and they are being used by leading companies around the world.


Scientifically-proven technology

The eagle INDUSTRIAL and eagle PORTABLE incorporate scientifically-validated technology continuously measuring driver and operator alertness. It has been developed through more than 20 years of research into the physiology of drowsiness.

Researchers from some of the most prestigious facilities in the world have validated the technology. Professor Czeisler of Harvard Medical School was part of a cross-institutional 2013 study concluding the Optalert fatigue detection product as setting the gold standard in early fatigue detection – a key component of workplace safety. Optalert's technology sets the benchmark for early drowsiness detection and risk reduction.

Improved driver performance

The Australian Defence Test and Evaluation Office (ADTEO), in conjunction with the Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO), assessed drowsiness levels in military personnel and evaluated the effectiveness of Optalert's early warning drowsiness technology as a suitable tool for risk management strategies.

The Report on *Defence Trial Number 896 demonstrated Optalert's systems contributed to a reduction in drowsiness and improvement in driver performance. Recommendations were made to continue to employ Optalert's products in a stand-alone role and to investigate the potential use within other military contexts including tri-service driving and watch roles.

Accidents happen in the blink of an eye...

...but not if you see them coming

The glasses work by measuring the velocity of the operator's eyelid 500 times a second using a tiny LED built into the frame.

  • Lightweight
  • Vibration, moisture and dust resistant
  • Provide good UV protection
  • Custom fitted with three different coloured polycarbonate lenses
  • Can be refit with prescription lenses

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