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Title:Assessment of Safe Work Indicators in Transportation Construction Using Personal Monitoring Systems
Principal Investigators:Caroline Clevenger and Moatassem Abdallah
University:University of Colorado Denver
Grant #:69A3551747108 (FAST Act)
Project #:MPC-649
RiP #:01769504
RH Display ID:156621
Keywords:construction safety, health, monitoring, occupational safety, physiology, road construction workers, stress (physiology), video


The objective of this research is to develop and implement a non-intrusive system for monitoring and providing feedback regarding individual transportation construction workers' physical health and performance. Our piloted system synchronizes physiological data with on-site observation. Specifically, the system aligns Zephyr Bioharness, an off-the-shelf physiological monitoring (PSM) device (chest strap) to roadway construction activities. Due to the complexity of actual construction work, data will be reported and documented by the construction workers according using time and work activity codes, as well as on-site observation by researchers Monitored stress indicators include: heart rate, breathing rate, posture, physiological load, and mechanical load. Machine Learning will be used to analyze the data and predict future stress indicators.

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