The number of traffic accidents is rising consistently with the number of drivers. Some of the main reasons for fatal accidents are stressed or tired drivers, drunk drivers and drivers that suffer from heart attack. At the same time, wearable sensors and smart devices are better than ever.
The latter allowed us to develop a simple application based on ANT+ technology. The application acquires data from a wearable sensor for measuring heart rate and assesses the current psychophysical state of a driver.
The thesis starts with an overview of the researched field that is necessary to understand the dangerous psychophysical states and the current solutions in such cases. The following chapter presents various possible measures, some of which originate from the users’ suggestions and input. This is followed by a description of the application. The thesis ends with a short user study in which we gathered users’ opinions and feedback.