Developed a blood test that detects the lack of sleep of drivers

Date:

2018-09-24 18:45:07

Views:

48

Rating:

1Like 0Dislike

Share:

Developed a blood test that detects the lack of sleep of drivers

One of the most common causes of accidents (along with alcohol) is the fatigue associated with sleep deprivation. While formerly most of these accidents occurred outside the city with people travelling long distance, today due to modern lifestyles sleep deprivation is increasingly a cause of accidents in the city limits. But, in contrast to the already mentioned consumption of alcohol, lack of sleep is not so easy to identify. However, a group of scientists from the UK have been able to identify in the blood biomarkers, the presence of which suggests that to control the car may be unsafe.

According to the Foundation for AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, lack only 2 hours of sleep increases the risk of an emergency in almost 50%. These data were obtained as a result of widespread research in which participated as drivers and people managing other modes of transport: pilots, train drivers and motorcycle riders.

Research on identification of biomarkers indicating the lack of sleep, was conducted at the University of Surrey and led the work of Professor Simon Archer. To participate in the experiment, we selected 36 people. Some of them did not sleep one night, and others chronically not getting enough sleep during the week. The result was identified markers for sleep deprivation and associated risks. From the blood test were allocated matrix mRNA (messenger RNA), short fragments of which have been analyzed by a program based on artificial intelligence. In comparison with blood samples of the people taken at the moment when they slept a normal amount of time, was discovered 86 markers, the presence of which with a probability of 92% suggests that people do not get enough sleep.

But unfortunately, EN masse to adopt this technology and give the police special analyzers will not work. As the state of not being able to sleep very individually and can be identified only having the blood sample of the same person, but enough sleep. And if the patrol police to check the driver how well he slept until, that owners of transport, airline and railway companies are quite capable of it, because after all, they test their employees for the presence in blood of alcohol and drugs.

What do you think, should I check drivers on lack of sleep? Have your say in

Recommended

At MIT teach robots to navigate on city streets

At MIT teach robots to navigate on city streets

Many of the actions we are taking are as it were "automatically". Agree, when we walk down the street in a crowd of other people — we are not thinking about how and where to put his feet when walking, on a path to circumvent the obstacle, and w...

Honda built in the USA

Honda built in the USA "smart intersection"

security traffic — is extremely important task. And, by and large, in the regulation of the situation on the roads has not changed over the past half century. Traffic markings Yes road signs — that, in fact, the entire list of tools for o...

Tesla has proven that its cars get into accidents more than any other

Tesla has proven that its cars get into accidents more than any other

Tesla has long been unhappy that the news about accidents involving her car immediately fly the world's media and ruin the reputation of the firm. To prove that Tesla electric cars get into accidents, not less frequently than other vehicles, the comp...

Comments (0)

This article has no comment, be the first!

Add comment

Related News

Nissan and ESA presented the SUV for astronomers, equipped with a telescope

Nissan and ESA presented the SUV for astronomers, equipped with a telescope

Japanese automaker Nissan at the motor show in Hanover presented a concept SUV Navara Dark Sky, which should suit the tastes of anyone who enjoys and is engaged in professional astronomy, as well as those who are on duty often hav...

Investment for Tesla got the company Lucid Motors

Investment for Tesla got the company Lucid Motors

the company Lucid Motors involved in the development of electric vehicles seem to have a second chance. Recall that the company is one of the daughters of the Chinese giant LeEco, who invested in its development and manufacture of...

Have you seen electric BMW iNext, which will go on sale in 2021?

Have you seen electric BMW iNext, which will go on sale in 2021?

BMW says it iNext should be treated like the project i 2.0. Project i — this branded lineup, which included a relatively good mediocre i3 and i8. But both of these electric cars become niche rather than mass; for the mass appeal n...