This study proposes an experiment to find the most effective alarm sound for controlling alert fatigue. Alert fatigue is the phenomenon that an individual is constantly exposed to frequent alarms and becomes desensitized or loses his attention or focus on the alarm. One of the major causes of struck-by accidents caused by construction equipment is the blind spot. Even though many research studies have developed the alarm system to manage the issue, frequent alarm from construction equipment is inevitable because construction equipment and workers on foot usually work in close range. Hence, the alarm sound that manages alert fatigue effectively can reduce the accident caused by the blind spot. This study proposes an experiment design using three different alarm sounds (complex tone, auditory icons, and self-own name) and three different physiological signals (electroencephalography, electrodermal activity, and event-related potential) to measure alert fatigue quantitatively to compare alert fatigue of each alarm sound. This paper suggests two research hypotheses: 1) different alarm sounds induce different levels of alert fatigue and 2) suggested physiological signals are suitable for measuring alert fatigue. A future study testing these hypotheses can contribute to reducing the accidents related to blind spots, which will eventually contribute to better safety performance in the construction industry.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 38th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, ISARC 2021|
|Editors||Chen Feng, Thomas Linner, Ioannis Brilakis|
|Publisher||International Association for Automation and Robotics in Construction (IAARC)|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 2021|
|Event||38th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, ISARC 2021 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates|
Duration: 2021 Nov 2 → 2021 Nov 4
|Name||Proceedings of the International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction|
|Conference||38th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, ISARC 2021|
|Country/Territory||United Arab Emirates|
|Period||21/11/2 → 21/11/4|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This work was supported by the Korea Institute of Energy Technology Evaluation and Planning (KETEP) and the Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy(MOTIE) of the Republic of Korea (No. 20194010201850). This work was also supported by a National Research Korea grant funded by the Korean government (Ministry of Education) (NRF-2021R1F1A1050519).
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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Building and Construction
- Civil and Structural Engineering
- Control and Systems Engineering
- Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
- Artificial Intelligence
- Computer Science Applications