Relative risk in the context of driver impairment

What is relative risk? Risk is the probability that an adverse event will occur. In the context of road safety, this refers to the risk of a traffic accident or fatality. As a driver becomes impaired by intoxication, drowsiness, or another factor, their risk of an accident increases. To quantify this increase, we look at:...
Join us at InCabin 2022 and hear from Dr Trefor Morgan, Optalert General Manager – Research and Development, who will be delivering a session on Measuring and Demystifying Drowsiness. Session Synopsis If done correctly, drowsiness can be quantified from its early stage through to the late stages. There is a biological based change that occurs...
Optalert, the world’s leader in drowsiness and alertness detection, today welcomed Professor Matthew Kiernan as a new Non- Executive Director of its board. Professor Matthew Kiernan is Co-Director of the Brain and Mind Centre, focusing on discovery and translation and President of the Brain Foundation, funding world-class research into neurological disorders, brain disease and brain...
In a year of turbulence and unknowns, Optalert are pleased to bring you some exciting news. Optalert’s early warning drowsiness detection system has now been developed specifically to suit light vehicles such as: 4WD’s, DualCabs, small commercial vehicles. The eagle LIGHT is a small form factor device which pairs with Optalert wireless glasses.  Robust and...
2020 will go down as one of the most difficult for companies and leaders around the world.  The corona virus has taken lives, isolated families, closed airports and put a fear into many like never before.  Whilst most of us have had the privilege of a stable life occupied with routine, the future is now...
Connecting the physical world with the digital world Industry 4.0 fundamentally changes the way in which businesses create and capture value. This shift is enabled by a set of technologies including autonomous robots, simulation technology, system integration, the Internet of Things (IoT), cybersecurity, cloud computing, additive manufacturing, augmented reality and big data. Industry 4.0 technologies...
Companies working in 24-hour industries face a number of challenges related to the health and welfare of their staff. The risk of a fatigue-related incident is most commonly attributed to a driver’s levels of drowsiness, but there are other factors, too. Shift workers particularly are prone to sleep disorders and other lifestyle and medical challenges...
  MEDIA RELEASE   The CEO of Australian technology company Optalert has revealed recent data pointed to a shocking 30 percent of professional drivers at risk of falling asleep each time they get behind the wheel.   Optalert CEO Scott Coles has implored Australian goods and passenger transport companies to wake up to the risk...
The words “drowsiness” and “fatigue” are usually used interchangeably, but they differ significantly. While fatigue can refer to a feeling of tiredness or exhaustion due to illness or physical activity, drowsiness refers specifically to the state right before sleep. For ease of understanding, we sometimes use these words interchangeably to describe sleepiness or difficulty staying...
Due to its 24-hour nature, fatigue is a major risk in the rail industry. The risk is recognised and as a result, many rail companies around the world are obligated to create and implement a fatigue management program to protect staff, passengers and the communities in which they travel. Whether it’s a passenger train carrying...

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