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Advisory System for Tired Drivers


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FATIGUE MANAGEMENT

INTERNATIONAL LTD

ABOUT COMPANY

FATIGUE MANAGEMENT

INTERNATIONAL LTD



WHAT DO WE OFFER?

A multi-channel approach that is both
PREDICTIVE and NON-INVASIVE which
EMPOWERS drivers to SELF-MANAGE
their fatigue risk 

Our mission

Our mission is to educate employers, their employees and their families as to the consequences and effects of fatigue on their safety, health, well-being, performance and productivity in work, at home and in the community.

OUR CREDO

“Your Safety is Our Priority”

Ian Thomas
Managing Director

what is

FMI ASTiD


Facts

1. UK Research suggests that almost 20% of accidents on major roads are
sleep-related, of which 40% involve commercial vehicles.

2. A person who has been awake for 17 hours faces the same risk of a crash as
a person who has a BAC reading of 0.05 g/100ml. They are therefore twice
as likely to have an accident as a person with a zero-blood alcohol content
who is not fatigued.

3. Fatigue is a level of impairment that affects your ability to concentrate,
your reaction time and your ability to judge distance and speed.

4. About 30% of severe single vehicle crashes in rural areas involve the driver
being fatigued.

5. In a nation wide survey 89% of drivers chose non-intrusive fatigue
monitoring technologies, compared to 3% for wearables and 5% for cameras. 


What is ASTID?

ASTiD® stands for Advisory System for Tired Drivers and is a predictive, non-invasive fatigue monitoring solution that is designed to warn a driver, in real-time, as to their exposure of fatigue risk.
As an early warning system, ASTiD® is designed to help drivers become more aware of their increasing risk to fatigue and empowers them to take ownership of their driving
responsibility whilst they still have a sufficient level of alertness to do so.
ASTiD® continually monitors the known factors that contribute to and are indicative of driver tiredness. These are the time of day (body clock influence), time on task (accumulative driving time) and prior sleep quality and quantity which is determined by a “fit for duty” assessment embedded into the login sequence of the system.
Inertial sensors then detect the subtle over-corrections and steering adjustments that manifest during the early loss of attention and concentration due to a build-up of driver fatigue. 


How ASTiD® Works

Overlaid on the 24-hour day is a ‘time of day effect’ sensitivity scale. The scale, which is based upon globally supported research on sleep related vehicle crash data is
segmented into four “Fatigue Zones”. The zones are Green (Low Risk), Yellow (Moderate Risk), Amber (Significant Risk) and Orange (High Risk). The High-Risk zone is centred on those main peaks of tiredness which is where you would expect to see high levels of fatigue.
ASTiD® comprises of two linked systems – a static model and a dynamic model - that continually assesses the various factors known to contribute towards driver sleepiness.
The static model is “KNOWLEDGE BASED” and provides an electronic template predicting hour by hour the likelihood of the driver falling asleep over a 24-hour period 

(circadian influence). The second model is a “STEERING SENSORY” system which is able to detect the driving mode (stopped, task, town) and vehicle movement (steering characteristics) typifying fatigued driving.
Information detected from the steering sensory system is then processed and fed into the knowledge based system. The assessment of these factors is then used to produce a Fatigue Risk Index (a numerical score) which is outputted every minute, in real-time to the driver. This Fatigue Risk Index increases and decreases over the course of the shift following the highs and lows in alertness due to the body’s circadian influence (human body clock). At some point, an early warning alert may be generated informing the driver to the fact they may be getting tired even before they themselves may be fully aware of it. This is called the Fatigue Risk Alarm (FRA) 


ASTiD

How it works?

The driver has the ability to personalise the sensitivity of the system by using our Fatigue RADAR® alertness selfassessment “Fit for Duty” application embedded into the system. The outcome of the test has the effect of raising or lowering the algorithms sensitivity to account for the driver’s fatigue levels at the start of the shift. 

The system utilises inertial measurement sensors and GPS positioning to determine the mode of driving. ASTiD® has 3 modes of operation –
Stop mode (vehicle stationary) 
Town mode (town style of driving with sweeping and sharp bend manoeuvres) 
Task mode (highway style of driving making small corrective steering movements). 

Circadian rhythms analysis shows that there are regulated, daily peaks of alertness and tiredness throughout a 24-hour day. The main peaks of tiredness are the early hours of the morning and the middle of the afternoon. This is when the system is at its most sensnitive. 

Using complex signal processing IP, ASTiD® detects subtle lapses/changes and exaggerated corrective actions (“swerves”) indicative of increasing driver sleepiness. When a fatigue event is detetcted a Swerve Detection Alarm (SDA) is transmitted and presented to the driver. The SDA is only
active when in Task Mode to prevent any false positives and remains registered on the system for a period of 5 minutes before being removed. 


ASTiD 

Astid alarms


FATIGUE RISK ALARM

This configuration comes “out of the box” with a default alarm threshold which is equivalent to about 4 to 5 hours of continuous driving. The principle here is that if you continue to drive without taking any regular and substantial breaks you will become more fatigued depending on the time of the day that you are driving (time of day effect), how well you slept before driving (fit for duty assessment) and the type of driving you are doing (on task, highway). 

SWERVE DETECTION ALARM

The swerve alarm triggers immediately when detected and always takes priority over the drive time alarm. This alarm will be activated when the system detects a steering correction that is commensurate of a fatigue or distractive driver event.
This alarm is to advise you of the accumulative driving effect. When you are operating in the high-risk end of the system, this alarm will represent itself every 30 minutes as
a reminder to you take a break. Both The 30-minute timer option and the alarm threshold level are configurable depending on the requirements of your business and the operation. With all our early warning alarms, drivers are empowered to respond to them (when it is safe to do so) depending on their own assessment whilst they are still capable of making that judgement. 

All alarms are simultaneously presented to the driver as well as sent via whatever communication means are in operation to a designated group of recipients. As part of your fatigue escalation process you can now implement the Fatigue RADAR® suite of
apps. 

24 hours without sleep is equivalent to a blood alcohol content level of 0.1

...the legal limit for drink driving in the UK is 0.08 

What is

FATIGUE RADAR®

FATIGUE RADAR®

Fatigue RADAR® is a mobility based, fatigue risk management platform. It provides a centralised resource comprising a suite of customisable forms and applications to capture and transmit fatigue related information in real time. It’s flexible and dynamic usability allows you to access your fatigue data on any device, at anytime from anywhere in the world.

Fatigue RADAR® is hosted on our Google Cloud Platform that undergoes independent third-party audits to test for data safety, privacy, and security; which means that you have peace of mind in the knowledge that all your confidential data is protected.
FATIGUE RADAR® is a suite of customised applications to develop a self-awareness
of fatigue, EMPOWER self-management and increase personal OWNERSHIP whilst
still establishing ACCOUNTABILITY and compliance. 

Fatigue RADAR’s application toolbar includes but is not limited to:
• Alertness Self-Assessment Tool with Time-on-Task Tracker
• Supervisor Fatigue Assessment Tool
• Fatigue Risk Contingency Plan
• Personal Fatigue Action Plan
• Journey Management Plan
• Fatigue Industry Awareness Surveys
• Driver Feedback and Development Surveys

Additional forms can be uploaded or developed and all content is customisable, in order to align with the customer’s existing safety management processes.
The Fatigue RADAR® front end is a browser based application so it can be used on any tablet, smart-phone or desktop device. 


DOCUMENT AND
VERSION CONTROL 

The most up-to-date forms and tools will always
be available to users so there are no updates to
download. 

NO USER
RESTRICTIONS

The applications and forms can be accessed by any
employee in any work environment such as remote
workers, office based staff, mobile personnel etc. 

REMOTE
OPERATIONS 

In the case of working remotely, when no/poor signal
strength restricts data transmission, the FMI Cloud
will store the data and then re-transmit when the
signal is restored. 

The Fatigue RADAR® back end is a powerful Business
Intelligence (BI) visualisation engine providing: 


A centralised, cloud based database for all your
fatigue related information 

A flexible and intuitively designed dashboard
allowing you to interact and explore any number of combinations and relationships within your data. 

Customised fatigue KPI’s, monitored in real-time, e.g. minute by minute and day by day. 

The capacity to fuse multiple data streams to assess the impact of fatigue on productivity, compliance, or any other operational performance measure. 

Fatigue Risk Management...
..on any device,
at any time,
from anywhere,
...for Everyone. 


By simply clicking on any element of the dashboard, you can instantly interrogate the associations between the different streams of data. These relationships can then
be displayed as customer defined KPI’s and monitored in real-time. These integrated relationships can then be deployed as customer designed, fatigue KPI’s, monitored
24 in real-time, e.g. minute by minute and day by day. 

THE BASIS OF OUR SERVICES

Training

WHAT DO WE OFFER?

Our Consulting and Training programmes form the bedrock of our services and underpins everything we do. Education and awareness are the foundations to understanding the effects and consequences of fatigue.
We work closely with our clients to identify their fatigue risk management requirements and to develop tailored solutions and comprehensive Fatigue Risk Management Systems (FRMS).
We have developed a suite of unique tools to undertake assessments and reviews of your existing fatigue management processes, and we draw upon our extensive
experience and expertise to inform the development and implementation of new components to enhance your FRMS towards best-practice, industry leading standards.
Based on the findings from the initial review, FMI can engage with key organisational stakeholders to develop or revise the key components of your FRMS, including policies,
procedures, training and communication materials, and supporting resources.
We can then facilitate the on-going implementation of your FRMS and support any change management requirements. We will work with you to identify key performance indicators so that the effectiveness of the FRMS can be monitored and evaluated.
FMI consultants will utilise our specially developed assessment tool to review or audit your FRMS, benchmarking against internal, regulatory and/or industry best-practice
requirements and guidelines. 

METHODS USED TO GATHER INFORMATION TYPICALLY INCLUDE: 

Fatigue risk assessment workshop and observation of work environments, break facilities, on-site accommodation, etc. (Task analyses, roster analyses and confidential interviews.)

Desktop review of organisational policies, procedures, guidelines, communication and training materials, incident reports and other relevant documents.

Clients will receive both quantitative and qualitative feedback in a comprehensive report detailing key fatigue-related risk exposures and recommended next steps.

HOW DO WE DO IT?

IMPLIMENTATION

OUR 7 STEP
IMPLEMENTATION
PROCESS 

Our ethos is one of flexibility and adaptability around the day to day running of your operation to minimise any disruption and optimise user adoption.
We have outlined our 7 stage process to delivering a successful deployment. 
Our first contact will be a response to your enquiry. Here we will discuss your current situation and requirements, your fatigue issues or experiences, your expectations and
next stages of our relationship. 

Stages


1. FIRST
CONTACT

A pre-trial discussion on the logistics and planning of your trial and to set goals and milestones.

2. TRIAL
STAGES

Trial Period ; User operation training, Change
management activities, System data gathering, Feedback and achieve objectives.

3. DATA ANALYSIS +
IMPLICATION

A post-trial review to discuss the outcomes in terms of expectations and objectives met.
From the Trial stages, we can then evaluate
the Data collected and work on the most
efficent solution for you. Our team of directors
will work with you to explain all the data and
what we recommend their next step is. 

4. CONTRACT
STAGES

Our team will begin contract talks with a
pre-implementation meeting. This will be a negotiation of our products and services to your design specifications and expectations. We then hold a final contract implementation meeting to form an agreement. 

5.DELIVERY +
INSTALLATION

Depending on installation size and component
availability, lead times for product delivery are
typically 6 to 8 weeks. We recommend clients
install the equipment themselves under FMI
supervision. Alternatively, we will arrange for
certified engineers to complete all installation
work.

6. SYSTEM
COMMISIONING


FMI will fully commission and test your
installation. We will continue with specific
training and change management activities
as you adjust to your new fatigue risk
companion.

7, SUPPORT +
TRAINING 

Post system commissioning you will be
given ongoing technical support and
training and change support for the
duration of the agreed contract.