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5 of the greatest technological discoveries in the medical field

Every technological discovery aims to improve our health, safety, and quality of life.Every day, we marvel over exciting new developments that emerge …

Medical Technology

A life's work

Dr Murray Johns graduated in medicine from Monash University in 1966. He had previously graduated in science from Melbourne University, and worked as …

Establishing a fatigue risk profile

The most common health problem reported by an estimated 75% of shift workers is disturbed sleep. It only takes one week of poor quality or restricted …

Home Text

It brings together in one place Dr Johns’ brief biographical information and a list of all his publications on a variety of topics, especially those …

About the ESS

How to score the ESS<p>All ESS item-scores are intended to be integers (0-3). However, some people cannot decide on one number and report half-values. …

Neurology

Drug Trials

Drug trials: measuring the link between caffeine and alertness with Optalert<p>Caffeine has always been known as a stimulant for wakefulness. But if …

Pharma

Dangers

Drowsiness means you could be just moments from sleep. Don’t lose sleep over the safety of your employees.<p>The dangers of drowsiness<p>Fatigue, but more …

Optalert Glasses Detect Driver Drowsiness Signs

Optalert's drowsiness detection glasses<p>Accidents happen in the blink of an eye. That’s why these glasses measure eyelid movement at a rate of 500 …

5 Wearable Concepts Worth Taking a Chance On

Wearable gadgets are everywhere, and it's not just the big boys who are looking to get in on the action. A handful of smaller and, in some instances, …

How will wearable tech change healthcare? Qualcomm Life backs new incubator to find out

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Image courtesy of Google.<p>The wearable technology trend is beginning to take off and two big health organizations want …

How Surgeons Might Use Google Glass

Both Google and surgeons have been up front about their desire to get Google Glass into the operating room. Giving medical professionals vital signs and real-time medical information directly on a pop-up screen during surgery has obvious potential for changing the way hospitals operate–and now …

Google Glass

What’s involved in a pharmaceutical trial?

It is estimated global pharmaceutical company Johnson and Johnson employs more than 127,000 people. And in the US alone more than 800,000 people work …

Medicine

7 of the greatest pharmacological discoveries in the health industry

As science and medicine progresses, the research community has had an incredible effect on life expectancy and I’ve looked at seven of the greatest …

Medicine

Measuring drowsiness in clinical trials

Using Optalert’s Johns Drowsiness Scale (JDS), various studies and trials have accurately measured a user’s state of alertness and drowsiness.In the …

Caffeine

Diagnosing the dangers of drowsiness

Companies working in 24-hour industries face a number of challenges related to the health and welfare of their staff. The risk of a fatigue-related …

Oil & Gas Industry

30 percent of night drivers may be drowsy

MEDIA RELEASE <b><br>The CEO of Australian technology company Optalert has revealed recent data pointed to a shocking 30 percent of professional drivers at</b> …

Autonomous Cars

The impact of exercise on sleep

There is no doubt sleep plays a vital role in your overall health and wellbeing. When you aren’t getting enough good quality sleep it can impact your …

Exercise

When to take sleeping tablets

Given what we know about the negative impact on your health if you aren’t sleeping well, sleeping tablets may help. However, there can be a real …

Sleep

Drowsiness vs fatigue: how do they differ?

The words “drowsiness” and “fatigue” are usually used interchangeably, but they differ significantly.While fatigue can refer to a feeling of …

Sleep

NTC submission: Clarifying control of autonomous vehicles

IntroductionOptalert has responded to the NTC's recent discussion paper "Clarifying control of automated vehicles" with the following …

Autonomous Cars

Rail accidents triggered by fatigue

Due to its 24-hour nature, fatigue is a major risk in the rail industry.The risk is recognised and as a result, many rail companies around the world …

Passenger Rail

What is the quantified self?

Have you heard the term “the quantified self”?It’s a phrase used to describe the movement of incorporating technology to acquire data on a variety of …

Digital Health

An open letter to your CEO: why you need drowsiness detection technology

Dear CEOI’m writing to highlight the real dangers of drowsiness potentially placing our company and my colleagues at risk.By the very nature of our …

Autonomous Cars

A day in the life of a shift worker

Ask any shift worker about a typical shift and they will tell you the same thing: no two shifts are ever alike.Shift workers often enjoy the variety …

Commuting

The future of road safety

For as long as road travel has existed, so too have road accidents.Consequently, actions have been taken to improve safety and reduce the risk of a …

Autonomous Cars

What would roadside fatigue or drowsiness testing look like?

First, we had breath tests to test Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC).Then, we had saliva swabs to test for illegal drugs.Now, we could be seeing a …

Autonomous Cars