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Document ID (ISN)109506
CIS number 09-473
ISSN - Serial title 0018-7208 - Human Factors
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Takayama L., Nass C.
Title Assessing the effectiveness of interactive media in improving drowsy driver safety
Bibliographic information Oct. 2008, Vol.50, No.5, p.772-781. 65 ref.
Abstract A total of 79 participants used a driving simulator while interacting with a language-learning system that was either passive (drivers merely listen to phrases in another language) or interactive (drivers verbally repeat those phrases). Participants included drowsy and non-drowsy drivers, on both monotonous and varied driving courses. Among the main findings: drowsy drivers preferred and drove more safely with interactive media; the interactive media did not negatively affect non-drowsy driver safety; drivers drove more safely on varied driving courses than on monotonous ones. Implications of these findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) vigilance tasks; drivers; fatigue
Descriptors (secondary) mental work; fatigue assessment; sleep disturbances
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Occupational physiology
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Vigilance
Fatigue