Scientific validation

Scientific testing validates Optalert’s technology and software. The following research corroborates our mission.


Division of Sleep Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School

Objective and subjective measures of sleepiness, and their associations with on-road driving events in shift workers.

Ftouni S, Sletten TL, Howard M, Anderson C, Lenné MG, Lockley SW, Rajaratnam SMW (2012).
Published in Journal of Sleep Research 2012.

Real-time Drowsiness as Determined by Infra-reflectance Oculography is Commensurate with Gold Standard Laboratory Measures: A Validation Study

Anderson C, Chang A, Ronda JM, Czeisler CA (2010).
Published in Sleep, 33 (Suppl): A108.
Presented at SLEEP 2010, 24th Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, San Antonio, Texas, United States.

Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC)

Driving Performance and the Johns Drowsiness Scale

Stephan K, Hosking S, Regan M, Verdoom A, Young K, Haworth N (2006).
Published in MUARC Report No. 252. The Relationship between Driving Performance and the Johns Drowsiness Scale as Measured by the OPTALERT System.

 

School of Psychology, Psychiatry & Psychological Medicine, Monash University, Victoria, Australia

Night Shift Work and Drowsy Driving in Australian Nurses

Ftouni S, Sletton T, Howard, M, Lenne, M, Lockley S, Rajaratnam S (2010).
Published in Sleep and Biological Rhythms, 8: A57.
Presented at Sleep Down Under 2010 Biodiversity of Sleep, Australian Sleep Association and Australian Sleep Technologists Association 22nd Annual Scientific Meeting, Christchurch, New Zealand, 21-23 October.

Subjective and Objective Assessments of Sleepiness Following Short-term, Partial Sleep Restriction

Sletten TL, Segal AY, Redman JR, Lockley SW, Rajaratnam SMW (2009).
Proceedings International Conference on Fatigue Management in Transport Operations, p117.
Presented at 2009 International Conference on Fatigue Management in Transportation Operations: A Framework for Progress, Boston, Massachusetts, United States.

BHP Billiton/Caterpillar Fatigue and Alertness Technology Project

Cutting-Edge Technology to Warn of Approaching Drowsiness

Published in BHP Billiton Sustainability Report 2008: 65-66, 70-71.

 

Institute for Breathing & Sleep (IBAS), Austin Hospital, Victoria Australia

Sleep, Alcohol, Drugs and Driving

Howard M, Stevens B, Swann P, Wilkinson V, Barnes M, Jackson M (2010).
Published in Sleep and Biological Rhythms 8: A4. Presented at Sleep Down Under 2010
Biodiversity of Sleep, Australian Sleep Association and Australian Sleep Technologists Association 22nd Annual Scientific Meeting, Christchurch, New Zealand, 21-23 October.

Relationship between Perclos Measurements with the Copilot Video System and Optalert

Howard M, Clarke C, Gullo M, Johns M, Swann P, Pierce R, Kennedy G (2006).
"Evaluation of Two Eyelid Closure Monitors for Drowsiness Detection"
Published in Sleep and Biological Rhythms, 4 (Suppl 1): A13 Presented at Sleep Across Time and Age. 19th Annual Meeting of the Australasian Sleep Association (ASA) & Australian Sleep Technologists Association (ASTA), Perth, Australia, 5-7 October 2006.

Swinburne University of Technology, Victoria, Australia

Effects of Caffeine on JDS Scores

Michael NJ, Johns MW, Owen C, Patterson J (2008). "The Effects of Caffeine on Alertness as Measured by Infrared Reflectance Oculography".
Published in Psychopharmacology 200: 255-260.

Relationship between Blood Alcohol Concentration and JDS (2005 & 2007)

Drugs & Driving Research Unit, Swinburne University of Technology, Victoria, Australia. Institute for Breathing & Sleep, Austin Hospital, Melbourne, Australia. Unpublished data.

Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety – Queensland (CARRS-Q)

Objective Sleepiness Predicts Performance on a Hazard Perception Simulator Task

Smith SS, Horswill M, Parker G (2009).
Proceedings International Conference on Fatigue Management in Transport Operations, p3.
Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF): Institute of Aviation Medicine (AVMED)

A Drowsiness Detection System for Pilots

Corbett MA (2009).
Published in Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine 80(2): 149.

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