Driver state monitoring systems
Chair: Amie Hayley (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Driver state monitoring systems (DSMS) are the next generation of safety features in vehicle technology. DSMS refer to the tools that collect observable information about the human driver in order to assess driver’s capability to perform the driving task in a safe manner. Largely, these systems utilise detection of ocular markers such as gaze direction, eyelid movement and subtle eye movement parameters including saccadic activity to detect and monitor driver impairment. Alternate methods may also include physiological assessment of cardiovascular output or continuous haemodynamic monitoring.
Given that driving is a task that is predominantly reliant on visual perception, attentional capacity and behavioural competency, developing and refining objective methods of quantifying driver state through these technologies may provide a means to detect driver impairment associated not only with drowsiness and distraction, but also other common factors such as drug and alcohol intoxication, cognitive distraction and overall inattention.
The main goals for the special interest group are: