Reproducibility of the spectral components of the electroencephalogram during driver fatigue

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International Journal of Psychophysiology, 2005, 55 (2), pp. 137 - 143
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To date, no study has tested the reproducibility of EEG changes that occur during driver fatigue. For the EEG changes to be useful in the development of a fatigue countermeasure device the EEG response during each onset period of fatigue in individuals needs to be reproducible. It should be noted that fatigue during driving is not a continuous process but consists of successive episodes of 'microsleeps' where the subject may go in and out of a fatigue state. The aim of the present study was to investigate the reproducibility of fatigue during driving in both professional and non-professional drivers. Thirty five non-professional drivers and twenty professional drivers were tested during two separate sessions of a driver simulator task. EEG, EOG and behavioural measurements of fatigue were obtained during the driving task. Results The results showed high reproducibility for the delta and theta bands (r>0.95) in both groups of drivers. The results are discussed in light of implications for future studies and for the development of an EEG based fatigue countermeasure device. © 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
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