A safety assessment for marine accidents considering mental stress based on measuring heart rate variability

N. Fukuchi, Takeshi Shinoda

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Abstract

ABSTRACT: The thinking faculty and operating ability of ship operators tend to be affected by their tensional task loads under the pressures from navigating environment. The suitable navigation support system has to be considered the relation between incidence of human errors and mental stress degree of operators during ship navigation. For clarifying an issue of mental stresses for task loads of ship operators, this paper describes that the mental stresses were analyzed quantitatively by measuring the heart rate variability under tensional work-load during navigations of several car-ferries, and the suitable measures were examined in order to reduce the work-load and the incidence of human errors caused by the task with high-tension under severe navigation environment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 12th International Congress of the International Maritime Association of the Mediterranean, IMAM 2005 - Maritime Transportation and Exploitation of Ocean and Coastal Resources
Pages1521-1527
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2005
Event12th International Congress of the International Maritime Association of the Mediterranean, IMAM 2005 - Maritime Transportation and Exploitation of Ocean and Coastal Resources - Lisboa, Portugal
Duration: Sep 26 2005Sep 30 2005

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 12th International Congress of the International Maritime Association of the Mediterranean, IMAM 2005 - Maritime Transportation and Exploitation of Ocean and Coastal Resources
Volume2

Other

Other12th International Congress of the International Maritime Association of the Mediterranean, IMAM 2005 - Maritime Transportation and Exploitation of Ocean and Coastal Resources
CountryPortugal
CityLisboa
Period9/26/059/30/05

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oceanography
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Transportation

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    Fukuchi, N., & Shinoda, T. (2005). A safety assessment for marine accidents considering mental stress based on measuring heart rate variability. In Proceedings of the 12th International Congress of the International Maritime Association of the Mediterranean, IMAM 2005 - Maritime Transportation and Exploitation of Ocean and Coastal Resources (pp. 1521-1527). (Proceedings of the 12th International Congress of the International Maritime Association of the Mediterranean, IMAM 2005 - Maritime Transportation and Exploitation of Ocean and Coastal Resources; Vol. 2).