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Focus Area Troff documentTraffic & Transport
International cooperation and regional collaboration in multidisciplinary research on road traffic and other driver- and transportation-related issues are another corner stone of Agora Center activities.
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PersonMikael Sallinen, Ph.D.
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Person Octet StreamNarciso González Vega, Ph.D.
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Person Octet StreamTuomo Kujala, Ph.D.
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Project MD-Alert SIM begins
The MD-Alert-Sim project aims to develop scientifically tested on-line procedures to monitor and reveal the starting and progressive growth of sub-optimal alertness or readiness states on the driver, that interfere with safe driving. The practical application of these findings will lead to the specification of a procedure to warn and awake the driver who has passed the optimal alertness threshold while driving.
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Project Cumulative sleep restriction, sleepiness and cognitive functions begins
Irregular working hours, overtime work and distress impair sleep in the transportation sector, which in turn jeopardizes recovery between journeys. Our aim is to examine whether and to what extent partial sleep debt over a workweek affects physiological and driving-related cognitive functions. In addition, recovery from sleep debt with a short rest pause at work and with two recovery nights is investigated.
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Project Habitual sleep length and cognitive functioning begins
Short sleep is typical of the professional drivers due to, for example, irregular working hours and sleep disturbances. This study investigates the relationship between self-reported sleep factors and cognitive functioning in 5177 people aged 30 years or older from a cross-sectional representative sample of the adult population in Finland (The Finnish Health 2000 Survey).
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DynapageRecommendations for safer driving
Our research outcomes result in evidence-based recommendations on how to reduce sleepiness at the wheel, how to make in-vehicles technologies safer, and how to evaluate the driving skills of the elderly.
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