Project Fatigue 2.0
Problem ‚Fatigue at the steering wheel‘
Up to one quarter of all accidents on German streets are caused by fatigued drivers. Fatigue-related accidents also cause particularly high personal and material damages. New kinds of assistance systems (fatigue warning systems) are designed to warn the driver when he reaches a critical fatigue level; the problem, however, is how one can determine the level of fatigue in a preferably reliable way.
The HFC Fatigue scale
On the occasion of test drives with night vision devices, HFC has developed a measure to assess the state of the test drivers in order to timely abort the tests if the participants reach dangerous levels of fatigue. This method is based on the observation and evaluation of behavioral indicators that are connected to fatigue and that can be reliably identified by trained observers. The HFC Fatigue Scale turned out to be highly reliable and dependably applicable.
Expert ratings nowadays are considered to be the method of choice if it comes to a differentiated assessment of the complete array of fatigue; a gold standard for fatigue assessment, however, does not exist.
Advancement to the Fatigue Scale 2.0
As market leaders in the field of fatigue assessment our experts could still identify a few weaknesses of the HFC Fatigue Scale, that were eliminated through further development. These improvements particularly affect the following aspects:
As a result, the overhaul of the HFC Fatigue Scale significantly improved the quality of the assessment.
Fatigue Assessment as a service
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