Psychophysiological and Behavioural Monitoring of the Driver's Alertness States in a Driving Simulator
08/2004 — 07/2007. Project ended.
The Jyväskylä Polytechnic University provides funding for the development of the first stage of the driving simulator. Henry Fordin Säätiö (The Henry Ford Foundation, Finland) also contributes to the funding of activities related to this project.
Collaborative partnerships have been established with companies in the Jyväskylä region and international collaborators, such as the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), and other European companies and research organizations, are being actively sought.
The project is linked to the Agora MindTech Laboratory and encompasses research areas such as psychophysiology, human factors psychology, computational information technology, and virtual reality engineering. The results of this project have direct implications for applied areas such as commercial transport, i.e. air, land and sea, and industrial process monitoring as exampled by nuclear power plant management, where an operator's alertness is crucial for safe functioning.