Fatigue is a threat to aviation safety because of the impairments in alertness and performance it creates. One in five pilots admits that they have made a serious error and say that they have had a "near miss" due to sleepiness, and limited effective fatigue countermeasures available in the operational setting. A review of literature and results of this study show the acute alerting effect of blue light to be a potentially useful countermeasure to reduce physiological, perceived, and cognitive fatigue, where conditions allow its use.
WMU ScholarWorks Citation
Brown, Lori, "The Effects of Light Exposure on Flight Crew Alertness Levels" (2015). Faculty Research and Creative Activities Award (FRACAA) Recipients. 40.