Skip to Main content Skip to Navigation
Conference papers

Stress Assessment by Combining Neurophysiological Signals and Radio Communications of Air Traffic Controllers

Abstract : Air Traffic Control (ATC) has been classified as the fourth most stressful job. In this regard, sixteen controllers were asked to perform ecological ATC simulation during which behavioral (Radio Communications with pilots - RCs), subjective (stress perception) and neurophysiological signals (brain activity and skin conductance - SC) were collected. All the considered parameters reported significant changes under high stress conditions. In particular, the theta, alpha, and beta brain rhythms increased significantly (all p<0.05) all over the brain areas, and both the SC components exhibited higher values (p<0.01). Additionally, the number of speech under high stress decreased significantly (p<10 -4 ) while both the mean and median value of the F0 component of the RC increased (p<0.01). The results can be employed to objectively measure and track the controller’s stress level while dealing with ATC activities to better tailoring the workshift and maintaining high safety levels.
Complete list of metadatas

https://hal-enac.archives-ouvertes.fr/hal-02926870
Contributor : Laurence Porte <>
Submitted on : Tuesday, September 1, 2020 - 10:36:45 AM
Last modification on : Friday, October 30, 2020 - 12:04:03 PM

Identifiers

Collections

Citation

Gianluca Borghini, Andrea Bandini, Silvia Orlandi, Gianluca Di Flumeri, Pietro Aricò, et al.. Stress Assessment by Combining Neurophysiological Signals and Radio Communications of Air Traffic Controllers. EMBC 2020, 42nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology, Jul 2020, Montreal, Canada. pp.851-854, ⟨10.1109/EMBC44109.2020.9175958⟩. ⟨hal-02926870⟩

Share

Metrics

Record views

25