Automatic updates from wearable devices
RestAlert analyses information taken from commercially available wearable technology like Fitbit and Misfits. Many of these devices automatically sync using bluetooth so you don't have to do anything but simply wear the device for RestAlert to be up to date and keeping you safe.
Automatic RestAlert Analysis
It then analyses this information using our unique algorithms. RestAlert algorithms are based on neuroscience principles and biological evidence which let us know when you are most likely to be at risk.
Automatic Personal Alerts
If RestAlert determines you are likely to be at risk of fatigue impairment it will send you an alert to let you know you are at risk. It will also send you an alert to let you know when you should stop undertaking high risk tasks, when need to you need to plan go to bed and how much more sleep you should aim for to reduce your fatigue impairment in future. RestAlert gives individual the right information at the right time to make the right decisions.
Individual Data Dashboard
An individual can log on to the RestAlert webapp to view their alert history, statistics and patterns regarding their sleep. These can all be easily downloaded and printed if you would like to take them to your doctor or health professional.
If an organization has subscribed to RestAlert the alert information will also be sent to the data dashboard. This will help the organisation monitor employee fatigue level. Monitoring employee fatigue levels will enable the orgnisation to best support their workers, to help their employees to manage fatigue and keep themselves and their colleagues safe.
PRIVACY AND SECURITY
No information is sent to an organisation unless an individual is at risk of harm to self or others. RestAlert uses strict security protocols to protect your information and to keep your information private. RestAlert helps protect both employees and employers from the risk of fatigue impairment.
We can set the RestAlert system up in three ways:
1) Organisations can provide the RestAlert system for their employees to use as individuals without the organisation having any access to any information about the employees currently on the system at all. This is the equivalent of organisations providing individual access for all their staff.
2) Organisations can provide individual employees access to RestAlert and in return receive summary data to understand the overall fatigue levels within the organisation. No individual on the RestAlert system is personally identifiable on the system even if they are at risk, but the overall risk level is accessible to the organisation.
3) An organisation is able to provide access to the RestAlert system for their employees and is provided the name of the individual if a fatigue risk alert has been sent to the individual. They are also able to access summary data regarding fatigue levels for the organisation.
It is up to the organisation and individual to determine the most appropriate RestAlert option for their organisation, although Felicity is happy to talk to both the organisation and it's employees about the pros and cons of each option and how they work in greater detail. If an employee is concerned about how the data could be used feel free to give them Felicity's number. She is happy to talk through the system with them either in person (if they are WA based) or via phone or Skype if they are based elsewhere.
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