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Crew Rest Research: Participant Instructions for Data Collection

This crew rest research project requires you to install and use two iOS apps for the iPad or iPhone.  Information regarding these apps, and their installation and setup are detailed at http://aviationsafetyinstitute.aero/research/crewrest/installation/

To collect data for the research project please follow the following instructions. The importance of following these instructions specifically is emphasised. Not following the instructions will compromise the quality and completeness of the data, which may impinge on the success of the project.  It is suggested that ‘practice runs’ at completing these instructions may be beneficial to data collection quality.

WARNING

Please be aware of your power usage and battery level, especially if the iPad or iPhone is being used for operational purposes when not in the crew rest. Trials have indicated the configuration and use of the apps in the methods described have minimal power usage, but they will still deplete battery levels.

iPad or iPhone memory will also be used during the data collection process. Particularly by the use of activation levels for vibration sensing, memory use is minimised.  If your iPad or iPhone performance is degraded due to excessive memory usage whilst collecting research data, please cease data collection, delete collected data, and return your iPad or iPhone to levels of effective functional use.

If either excessive battery usage or excessive memory usage is encountered, please email research@asi.net.au to alert us to the problem

COMMENCING DATA COLLECTION

At the start of your crew rest period you will be required to start and use two apps to collect data. One is automatic after startup (Vibsensor) and the other (Timestamp) requires your input. Please note that Timestamp data is only collected if your rest has been disturbed from other sources, and data entry should not adversely affect crew rest.

START THE TIMESTAMP APP

START THE VIBSENSOR APP

COMMENCE VIBRATION DATA COLLECTION

REST DISRUPTION EVENT DATA COLLECTION

If your rest has been disrupted by an event. Please complete the following steps:

Button LabelEvent Description
TurbTurbulence
MvreAircraft manoeuvre
Cab NseCabin activity noise
Amb NseAmbient noise
Adj RestActivity in adjacent crew rest
LgtExcessive light
Sys AlarAircraft system alarm
Emer CallCrew emergency call
BunkBunk comfort
HotTemperature - Too hot
ColdTemperature - Too cold
PeePhysiological needs (eg. toilet)
Think OpsPersistent thoughts / concerns regarding operational aspects
Think PersPersistent thoughts / concerns regarding personal aspects
Call BackRecalled to the flight deck before anticipated rest period completed

DARKENING THE SCREEN

ADDING ADDITIONAL REST DISRUPTION EVENTS

TO STOP DATA COLLECTION AT THE END OF THE REST PERIOD

SEND DATA TO THE RESEARCH PROJECT

To Send ‘VibSensor’ Data
To Send ‘Timestamp’ Data

AVAILABILITY OF INSTRUCTIONS

The instructions detailed above are available in an A4 sized document by CLICKING HERE

This document is suitable for printing, and thus would subsequently be available in paper based form when connection to the internet (and this page) are not available; such as inflight.

ETHICS

This research project is approved by the University of South Australia’s Human Research Ethics Committee.  If you have any ethical concerns about the project or questions about your rights as a participant please contact the Executive Officer of this Committee,

QUESTIONS, PROBLEMS AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR IMPROVEMENT

The researcher has prepared the research project and these instructions to the best of their ability. However, problems and opportunities for improvement may be identified by you. If you would like to identify or address these your feedback would be most appreciated. Please email research@asi.net.au with the details.