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Friendly Fatigue Alert Mobile Apps to Help Aviation Workers Prevent, Identify and Manage Alertness and Fatigue

  • Rosa M. Arnaldo
  • Fernando Gomez Comendador
  • Luis Pérez Sanz
  • Alvaro Rodriguez Sanz
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 491)

Abstract

Fatigue is currently one of the hottest topic in transport safety research, since it has been recognized as one of the key factors in several industrial incidents/accidents. The aeronautical industry is currently working in developing standards and regulation for FRMS, Fatigue Management Risk Systems, with the aim of helping aeronautical organizations to reduce the hazards associated with fatigued workers. The implementation of such systems is difficult and requires high effort in training, dissemination and awareness. They may greatly benefit from the development of curricula and training materials widely available through internet but also from SW or mobile applications for workers, and also for organizations, that helps them to identify fatigue situations and manage derived risk. This paper presents an initiative carried out by students of the UPM Master in Air Transport System to develop “Friendly Fatigue Alert” mobile applications, designed specifically to help workers manage alertness and fatigue that will allow workers to estimate, detect, measure and mitigate their fatigue.

Keywords

Fatigue Alertness Aviation Mobile applications Fatigue risk management systems 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rosa M. Arnaldo
    • 1
  • Fernando Gomez Comendador
    • 1
  • Luis Pérez Sanz
    • 1
  • Alvaro Rodriguez Sanz
    • 1
  1. 1.Universidad Politécnica de MadridMadridSpain

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