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. This goes beyond recognising Optalert’s products are world class, it asserts our products set the benchmark for early drowsiness detection and risk reduction.
The is the world’s first portable drowsiness detection system specifically designed for a professional mobile workforce.
Paired with Optalert’s wireless glasses, a driver’s drowsiness score (JDS™) is displayed on the smartphone-sized touch screen, alerting users to their risk of drowsiness.
Quick and easy installation means the can be transferred between offices or vehicles and is highly recommended for businesses with a mobile workforce, including shift workers, those who drive on-site or between sites, and professions on the move.
The offers the next generation in early-warning drowsiness detection. It is the evolution of our scientifically validated technology in a smaller and easier-to-install hardware platform. Operators are measured in real time so they have an accurate reading of their alertness levels at all times.
Operators can see at a glance their own fluctuating drowsiness level displayed as a score from 0 to 10 using the Johns Drowsiness Scale (JDS™). Higher JDS™ readings equate to higher levels of drowsiness for the operator. Auditory alarms indicate when the score is reaching higher risk levels. Continuous feedback of JDS™ scores to drivers has been shown to increase their alertness, both in the short-term and the long-term. This biofeedback effect creates a safer and more aware operator. The operator can also see a history of risk warnings during their shift to help them self-manage.
Monitoring staff access the real-time drowsiness levels of their entire team, anywhere in the world via the Optalert Individual Risk Indicator System (IRIS™). Displayed in a webbrowser, the IRIS™ shows the risk level for individual employees and allows managers to keep a top level view of their fleet, or drill down to assess more in-depth patterns. Furthermore, nominated supervisors or staff have the customised option of receiving an SMS and/or email alert whenever a driver at their site receives ‘High Risk’ warnings.
The valuable data collected by the and systems can be used for a variety of risk mitigation initiatives. Over time, Optalert’s Fatigue Risk Profile capabilities allow analysis and assessment of this data to enable customers to adjust shift and task rostering by determining the most ‘at risk’ times of the day.
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 to the bottom line.