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1. (WO2016061351) WEARABLE DEVICE FOR OPERATOR DEGRADED PERFORMANCE NOTIFICATION WITH LOCATION-BASED REMEDIAL RESPONSE

Pub. No.:    WO/2016/061351    International Application No.:    PCT/US2015/055734
Publication Date: Fri Apr 22 01:59:59 CEST 2016 International Filing Date: Fri Oct 16 01:59:59 CEST 2015
IPC: G08B 21/06
B60K 28/06
G06F 17/30
Applicants: ATLAS, Dan
Inventors: ATLAS, Dan
Title: WEARABLE DEVICE FOR OPERATOR DEGRADED PERFORMANCE NOTIFICATION WITH LOCATION-BASED REMEDIAL RESPONSE
Abstract:
A wearable device for an operator to wear upon the wrist, for automatically detecting the onset of degraded performance in the operator; and methods for using such a device. The device utilizes technologies such as surface Electromyography to non-invasively determine the gripping strength of the operator on an operating handle, such as a steering wheel. False positives are eliminated by performing a psychomotor vigilance test (PVT) to confirm a detected onset of degraded performance or to filter out a spurious or anomalous detection of the onset of degraded performance. In other embodiments, a degraded performance notification is sent to a remote server along with the operator's current location to provide a remedial location-based response to relieve the onset of degraded performance. In still other embodiments, a dedicated GPS navigation device provides location-based information to relieve the onset of degraded performance.