fatigue management

A 3-post collection


When you are working at your daytime job, using a computer, your human biological systems require that you deal with the development of three kinds of cognitive (mental) fatigue: acute, cumulative and task-specific. Performetric monitors the combined, additive effects of these three types of cognitive fatigue. Acute cognitive fatigue builds up normally and unavoidably within one waking period of about 16 hours. It is happening to you as you read this post. Recovery from acute fatigue occurs as the result of one good-quality, nighttime sleep period of about eight hours. Cumulative cognitive fatigue builds up across major waking periods when...

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We just released the beta version of our WebApp for our individual users analyze their mental fatigue records and obtain some statistics. For those who want to improve their performance and avoid getting tired so often, you can subscribe to Performetric here....

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Fatigue management is usually associated with workers, and with workers in extended- and 24-hour operations. However this is not true of all, and increasingly we see the fatigue affecting managers, executives and even members of the company board. This occurs due to some factors such as the pressure due to economic reasons, or due to busy schedules. Some examples of this are documented in an article from The Wall Street Journal written by Leslie Kwoh, as the case of Lloyds Banking Group PLC chief António Horta-Osório. In late 2011, Lloyds Banking Group PLC chief António Horta-Osório took a two-month leave...

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