The alerts have been effective temporarily, but additional research is needed to assess their full impact on fatigue. Recent advances in integration of computing power into personally wearable devices, such as smart wristwatches, will probably contribute to advances in the ability to measure and respond to physiologic changes that indicate fatigue.

Worldwide Research

The committee found that open research in human fatigue is being conducted in several countries: Belgium, Australia, the Netherlands, Germany, Canada, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States, Kuwait, Italy, France, Poland, and Singapore.

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