|Document ID (ISN)||109048|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0003-6870 - Applied Ergonomics
|Convention or series no.
||Collet C., Averty P., Dittmar A.
||Autonomic nervous system and subjective ratings of strain in air-traffic control
||Jan. 2009, Vol.40, No.1, p.23-32. Illus. 33 ref.
||The objective of this study was to evaluate the perceived mental strain among air-traffic controllers by means of self-evaluation and five physiological indicators from the autonomic nervous system, namely: skin potential, skin conductance, skin blood flow, skin temperature and heart rate. Each physiological variable was averaged to match the times spent monitoring a given number of aircraft. After the session, participants rated their stress using the NASA-TLX rating scale. Both subjective ratings and physiological values were closely correlated to the number of aircraft being monitored, which could evolve at random between one and ten. Results provide objective information to prevent air-traffic controllers from overloaded situations.
||mental workload; autonomic nervous system; air traffic control; stress factors
||subjective assessment; France; skin temperature; physiology; skin; biological effects; pulse rate
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||France|
||Psychology and sociology
Transport and communications
|Broad subject area(s)
||Stress, psychosocial factors
||Mental stress and burnout