Driver alertness monitoring with seat foil sensor

Juha Kortelainen

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We developed a pressure-sensitive seat foil sensor for the detection of a driver's body movements. The sensor was used as one input for the automatic drowsiness alarm system together with an eyelid movement and head nodding indicator. We could also measure heart rate and respiration with the seat foil sensor, e.g. for operators in a process control room, but the external vibration prevented physiological measurements in a moving car.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationScientific activities in transport telematics 2008
EditorsJuha Luoma
Place of PublicationEspoo
PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Publication statusPublished - 2008
MoE publication typeD2 Article in professional manuals or guides or professional information systems or text book material


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