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Title:Optimize the Work Zone Safety with Spatial Information Technology and Eye Tracker
Principal Investigators:Chengyi Zhang
University:University of Wyoming
Grant #:69A3551747108 (FAST Act)
Project #:MPC-653
RH Display ID:156661
Keywords:construction and maintenance personnel, eye movements, global positioning system, optimization, remote sensing, warning signs, work zone safety


Construction in the United States has consistently experienced higher fatality and injury/illness rates. While many studies have highlighted the importance of attention in reducing the number of injuries in the construction industry, few have attempted to measure the actual effectiveness of vibrant markers on hazard identification. The objective of the proposed research aims to integrate remote sensing with Eye Tracker to analyze and quantify the effectiveness of construction safety signs. This research will also propose a new mechanism to optimize the layout of the construction safety sign based on the GPS and point cloud data. Phase one of the study will be conducted in the laboratory condition to determine how well the warning labels improve the speed and accuracy in which construction workers are able to locate and identify hazards. Phase two will be conducted in the real construction environment. Eye-tracking will be performed and be integrated with remote sensing to perform a safety simulation and to optimize the layout of the construction safety sign. This research increases the construction field's understanding of the variables that impact attentional allocation and provide a novel approach for improving construction site safety by using Eye-tracking technologies and remote sensing.

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