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Fatigue Measurement in Car Driving Activity using Physiological, Cognitive, and Subjective Approaches

Maya Arlini Puspasari, Erlinda Muslim, Boy Nurtjahyo Moch, Andreas Aristides


Abstract: Traffic accidents are
the third largest cause of death according to the World Health Organization.
Moreover, driver fatigue is the second largest factor that causes traffic
accidents after traffic violations. The purpose of this study is to find out
the significance of driver fatigue using physiological, cognitive, and
subjective approaches, as well as a comparison of fatigue between male and
female drivers. The study involved twelve respondents, which included six male
respondents and six female respondents aged 17-25 years old, measured by physiological (blood
pressure and heart rate), cognitive (psychomotor vigilance test), and
subjective (Karolinska Sleepiness Scale) approaches. The result of this study
is that heart rate is the most sensitive variable. However all of the variables
in male and female respondents do not have a significant result. There is no big
difference in fatigue levels in male and female car drivers. The conclusion of
the study is that the approaches could not be a standardized way to measure
fatigue for male and female car drivers because of the variation in results.
Keywords: Ergonomics; Fatigue measurement; Karolinska Sleepiness Scale; Psychomotor vigilance test

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