Interactive fatigue management system and method

  • US 8,022,831 B1
  • Filed: 01/02/2009
  • Issued: 09/20/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/03/2008
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An interactive system for coaching drivers under fatigue and drowsy conditions, comprising:

  • a pre-programmed driver profile record for storing driver information pre-programmed by a driver into a computer, the driver information including;

    name of the driver, medical history of the driver, emergency contact for the driver, personal interests of the driver;

    an interactive feedback system for automatically providing audio feedback to the driver based on audio questions directed to the driver and audio answers received from the driver;

    wherein the driver profile record further includes;

    pre-programmed threshold settings between triggering operation of the interactive feedback system, the pre-programmed threshold settings include an average elapsed time between the feedback of questions and answers is initiated between the computer and the driver, once the driver is driving the vehicle;

    a GPS (global positioning satellite) system associated with the computer for determining location of the vehicle and location of a stop based on the interactive feedback system, the stop selected from at least one of an off ramp, a rest stop, a fuel stop, a food stop and a lodging stop; and

    an instructional medium for automatically communicating the location of the stops to the driver of the vehicle.

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