July 10, 2011

So What will Alertometer App Do?

Many people have asked about what our new iPhone App system will do. Basically it converts the iPhone into a portable human impairment testing device and allows test results to be uplinked to a common server. A corporate safety manager will be able to link to his operators and ask them to test out at […]

July 7, 2011

Introducing Alertometer

We introduced BLT’s newest product, Alertometer, at the National Maritime Safety Association annual meeting in Vancouver. Audience response was very positive. While the full networked version of this system will not be available for several months, the individual user App is available now at the Apple App store. The software will be shaped by interactions […]

April 25, 2011

Suggestion 13

According to the article below, the Air Traffic Controllers Association has drawn up a list of 12 suggestions to fight fatigue in the control tower. I am not sure where they are in the process but we would like to add one more suggestion to the list. Suggestion 13 is to provide the Alertometer App […]

March 31, 2011

Alertometer

BLT has introduced Alertometer a new App for the iPhone. An Android version is planned. We will be introducing exciting new features for this App over the next months to make it a useful tool for managers. The advantage of the iPhone (or Android platform phone) is obvious. First, the device is portable so an […]

February 8, 2011

Colgan Crash

The following is from the Seattle PI: Source: Seattle PI The Rundown on Commuting and Fatigue on the Flight Deck Before the crash of Colgan Air Flight 3407, there wasn’t a lot of attention paid to the oftentimes grueling commuting schedule of pilots in the United States. At the office of the International Civil Aviation […]

June 7, 2010

Reminder In Case You Forgot

The National Transportation Safety Board has conducted studies, which concluded driver fatigue could be significantly implicated in up to 20% of all large truck accident fatalities and 7% of all accidents involving both fatalities and injuries. In fact, one-third of drivers questioned in a survey admitted they had fallen asleep at the wheel in the […]

April 27, 2010

FAA Still Not Getting It

Pilot Fatigue/Sleep Monitoring Program Largely Ignored by FAA/NTSB Article Source: http://www.articlesbase.com/ – Pilot Fatigue/Sleep Monitoring Program Largely Ignored by FAA/NTSB With more than 250 air crashes in the last 15 years linked to pilot fatigue or sleep deprivation issues, it seems our own Federal Aviation Agency (FAA) as well as the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) have […]

March 8, 2010

NTSB Chair Hersman Remarks on Fatigue

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 5, 2010 Washington, DC – National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Deborah A.P. Hersman today encouraged the sleep research and healthcare community to continue their efforts to educate transportation policy makers of the dangers of fatigue in all modes of transportation. Speaking before the annual conference of the National Sleep Foundation in […]

March 8, 2010

Kleen Energy Explosion

The following is a quote from the AP article: NEW HAVEN, Conn. — A federal agency investigating a power plant explosion in Connecticut that killed six workers last month says some workers were putting in long hours and it’s looking into whether fatigue played a role. Authorities say the Feb. 7 explosion at the Kleen […]

February 8, 2010

Colgan Pilot Fatigue & NTSB

I am quoting here from Ken Wien: As a pilot, I feel the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has failed me. They’re tasked to investigate accidents and report on them so the aviation community can hopefully avoid similar mistakes. They also submit recommendations to the FAA for changes they feel will make air travel safer. […]

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