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Electrooculogram analysis and development of a system for defining stages of drowsiness
Linköpings Universitet.
2004 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Electrooculogram (EOG) analysis has been used to detect drowsiness stages, using data from experiments performed in the VTI driving simulator. The suitability of the existing method for blink detection in the EOG signal was evaluated in a preliminary study. Longer blinks recognized in the signal were compared to those identified in video recordings from the same experiment.

All long blinks were not found in the signal, but still enough to consider data appropriate. The method to detect drowsiness is based on a linear relationship between blink amplitude and velocity, a method used and defined by Hargutt and Krüger. Self ratings of the drowsiness from the driving session, as defined into nine levels, were reduced into four. These were used to determine the detection boundaries for the program. The MATLAB program has shown correspondence with the converted sleepiness ratings. Out of six subjects, five showed a correspondence greater than 75%. This demonstrates the possibility of applying the amplitude- and velocity linearity on EOG data and an appropriate adjustment of the self ratings to the four sleepiness stages.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: Statens väg- och transportforskningsinstitut, 2004.
VTI särtryck, ISSN 1102-626X ; 355A
Keyword [en]
English, Sweden, Fatigue, Detection, Driver, Driving, Simulator, Eye movement, Measurement, Alertness, Signal, Surveillance
National Category
Applied Psychology
Research subject
80 Road: Traffic safety and accidents, 841 Road: Road user behaviour
URN: urn:nbn:se:vti:diva-5130OAI: diva2:673960

Master's thesis project in biomedical engineering, reprint from Linköping University, Dept. Biomedical Engineering, LiU-IMT-Ex-351, Linköping 2003

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