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Topic: Innovation in Alertness Testing. Presenter: Henry M. Bowles President of Bowles-Langley Technology, Inc. in Alameda, California www.bowles-langley.com Company develops software and systems for testing human brain performance. Factors: Fatigue Prescription drug effects Injury

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Topic innovation in alertness testing

Topic:Innovation in Alertness Testing

Presenter: Henry M. Bowles

President of Bowles-Langley Technology, Inc. in Alameda, California

www.bowles-langley.com

Company develops software and systems for testing human brain performance.


Human impairment factors

Factors:

Fatigue

Prescription drug effects

Injury

Illegal drug effects

Alcohol

Illness and stress

Combination of above

Human Impairment Factors


Available now 1 physical tests

Available Now 1 – Physical Tests

  • Tests that check for key physical changes.

    • BMW. Product: ConnectedDrive.

    • Other auto companies are exploring other similar systems.

    • Smart Eye AB in Sweden, product: Smart eye

    • Seeing Machines, Product: faceLAB a desk mounted machine that scans eyes and entire face. Product: Driver State Sensor which mounts on a vehicles dashboard and monitors for microsleep, nodding and eye closures.

    • Acunetx, Product: Safetyscope, eye scanning technology.


Available now 2 graphic tests

Available Now 2 - Graphic Tests

  • CogState - Product: Workplace. Creates a baseline, stored on server, reports to employer.

  • Bowles-Langley Technology Inc. - Product: AlertnessCentral.com: short test, similar to a computer game, creates baseline, tracks performance. Monitored by managers via the server.


Shift management

Shift Management

  • Shift work Management Companies

    • Circadian Technology, Fatigue Risk Management consulting. Product: FRM

    • Shiftwork Solutions offers shiftwork scheduling.

    • Professional Software Design, Product: PSD Logistics

    • Data Connect Company Product: PRISM.

    • Individual proprietary solutions.

  • Integrated Systems

    • Shift work management integrated with impairment testing and drug testing.


Available on smartphones

Available on Smartphones

  • Jeppesen - CrewAlert provides mathematical modeling of crew alertness for airline flight deck and cabin crews.

  • Programmable Life, Circadian Alarm in sock

  • ShiftPro, Provides a way to manage shift work, geared toward the individual on a regular shift schedule.

  • MB Solutions - Fatigue Calculator. User enters schedule and App predicts fatigue score.

  • Alertometer, by Bowles-Langley. Provides quick screening tests for individual and network use. The Non-networked version is available now at the Apple App store.


Iphone samples

iPhone Samples


Alertometer interface for management

Alertometer Interface for Management


Converging systems

Converging Systems

Impairment Testing

Shift Work

Scheduling

Single Integrated Management

System

Drug Testing


Kumba mine

Kumba Mine


Kumba mine test

Kumba Mine Test

  • 2 Sample screens:


Why test

Why Test?

Exxon Valdez accident

Air Traffic Controllers


Productivity

Productivity


Where testing fits

Where Testing Fits

Fatigue Impairment

Impairment Screening

Alcohol Impairment

Drug Impairment

Illness/Flu/injury

Countermeasures


The no pass question

The No Pass Question

Employee takes test

Did not pass

Pass

Retake test

Reports to work

Countermeasures

Interview w/Supervisor

Light Duty

Off


Summary

Summary

  • Another tool in the Safety Managers toolbox.

  • Minimum Requirements:

    • Protect privacy

    • Make sense to employees

    • Provide accurate reports

    • Simple to implement

    • Flexibility

  • Broadly effective against all impairment.


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