Assessment of Safe Work Indicators in Transportation Construction Using Personal Monitoring Systems

The objective of this research is to develop and implement a non-intrusive system for monitoring and providing feedback regarding individual transportation construction workers' physical health and performance. The piloted system synchronizes physiological data with video recordings. Specifically, the system links Zephyr Bioharness, an off-the-shelf physiological monitoring (PSM) device (chest strap) to on-site construction video capture (GoPro or security camera system video recordings). Monitored stress indicators include: heart rate, breathing rate, posture, physiological load, and mechanical load.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $120000
  • 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:

    Dept. of Civil Engineering

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

    Clevenger, Caroline

    Abdallah, Moatassem

  • Start Date: 20210326
  • Expected Completion Date: 20230731
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program
  • Source Data: MPC-649

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01769504
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Mountain-Plains Consortium
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747108
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Apr 16 2021 7:18PM