Truck drivers sought for paid Monash University research

Truck simulator to help develop driver monitoring technology

Truck drivers sought for paid Monash University research
Monash University is seeking research participants


Monash University is calling for truck drivers to take part in a study to help researchers develop new safety items.

The Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC) requires heavy vehicle licence holders to partake in two study sessions that involve driving in a simulator and refraining from sleep.

"The aim of this study is to develop a world-leading driver monitoring product that will improve safety and well-being in ways not currently possible," MUARC says.

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A willing participant will have to make two trips to MUARC’s Clayton campus in south-east Melbourne to drive in the truck simulator.

On the second visit, the individual will have to refrain from sleep the night before the session – up to 28 hours’ sleep deprivation.

"You can make a valuable contribution to accident and injury prevention research simply by sharing your experience, time and knowledge with our researchers," MUARC says.

To entice involvement, MUARC will remunerate participants $360 on completion of the second visit.

More information for interested parties is available here.

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