Validation of Smartphone Alertmeter Fatigue Assessment Device for Transportation Workers

Driver fatigue led to two commuter train crashes in the New York area in 2016 including a Long Island Rail Road crash which injured more than 100 people and killed an innocent bystander. There is a need to identify operators’ fatigue levels and the potential for decreased performance because of fatigue before they begin to operate vehicles. The purpose of this project is to gather data designed to validate a state-of-the-art smart phone-based electronic vigilance test, in which a stimulus is presented to the study participant visually and vigilance is assessed within 2 minutes. The proposed project will build on previous research to demonstrate the accuracy of a measure of fatigue and alertness in the transportation industry and potentially lead to a reduction in accidents and injuries.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $239194
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Mountain-Plains Consortium

    North Dakota State University
    Fargo, ND  United States  58108
  • Project Managers:

    Tolliver, Denver

  • Performing Organizations:

    National Center for Intermodal Transportation

    University of Denver
    Denver, CO  United States  80208
  • Principal Investigators:

    Sherry, Patrick

    Owen, Jesse

  • Start Date: 20200129
  • Expected Completion Date: 20220731
  • Actual Completion Date: 20210618
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program
  • Source Data: MPC-605

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01730771
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Mountain-Plains Consortium
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747108
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Feb 10 2020 4:05PM