Proposal for driver distraction indexes using biological signals

Michiko Ohkura, Kazuma Uchiumi, Yukou Saito, Koyo Hasegawa

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Abstract

According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, driver inattention is a major contributor to highway accidents. Driver distraction is one form of inattention and a leading factor in most vehicle crashes and near crashes. Distraction occurs when a driver is delayed in the recognition of information needed to safely accomplish the driving task because some event, activity, object, or person within or outside the vehicle compels or induces the driver attention away from the driving task. Although some indexes of driving performance have measured distraction, they are the results of the distraction and not the distraction itself. We directly and quantitatively employ biological signals to measure the distraction by finding useful biological indexes from candidates of various biological signals. Our experimental results using a driving simulator showed useful indexes derived from EEG and ECG.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference
Pages603-610
Number of pages8
Volume2
EditionPARTS A AND B
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventASME 2012 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2012 - Chicago, IL
Duration: 2012 Aug 122012 Aug 12

Other

OtherASME 2012 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2012
CityChicago, IL
Period12/8/1212/8/12

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Modelling and Simulation

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Ohkura, M., Uchiumi, K., Saito, Y., & Hasegawa, K. (2012). Proposal for driver distraction indexes using biological signals. In Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference (PARTS A AND B ed., Vol. 2, pp. 603-610) https://doi.org/10.1115/DETC2012-70595