OPTALERT driver fatigue monitoring system wins InterSystems Award

InterSystems Corporation has announced that Australia-based OPTALERT has been recognised with an InterSystems Award for Breakthrough Applications. The award program honours developers who “create game-changing applications using InterSystems’ advanced technologies”.

The web-based OPTALERT system is the only real-time safety system in the world that detects the early onset of drowsiness during a journey by accurately measuring a person’s level of alertness. This information is quantified into a fatigue risk profile and supplied to both driver and their company. Vehicle operators wear specialised OPTALERT driver glasses that measure the velocity of the wearer’s eyelid 500 times per second using tiny infrared emitters and receivers built into the frame of the glasses.

OPTALERT uses the InterSystems CACHÉ®, a high performance object database solution. According to the companies involved, by using CACHÉ, OPTALERT was able to move to a Software as a Service (SAAS) business model and develop an online service that can be tailored to meet the varying requirements of its mining and transport industry clients.

“This application successfully addresses a serious problem that affects many people in industrial environments and along with increasing productivity and mitigating risk, it can contribute to saving lives,” said InterSystems Vice-President of Strategic Planning Paul Grabscheid.

In accepting the award, OPTALERT Chief Executive Officer, John Prendergast said, “It’s tremendously gratifying to be recognised for creating a game-changing solution. Journey management and control is becoming the norm amongst business leaders and they are turning to OPTALERT to enable them to quantify their fatigue risk profile.”

Posted in Australian eHealth

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